For over twenty-five years, MAWA has been sustaining art in our community through mentorship programs. Senior artists share their experience and expertise with developing artists in a peer-support learning environment that empowers women to build their practices. Through mentorship, we have created a vibrant, skilled community, serving women artists in all phases of their careers.
“There’s an incredible network of women artists in this city that goes back years now through the Foundation Mentorship Program. There are women I wouldn’t know unless I had a relationship with them through MAWA – women who work in very different worlds than I do. These women are colleagues but there’s also an undercurrent of friendship and understanding.”
– Erika McPherson, Past MAWA Mentee and Mentor
“It’s a real sharing. It’s a give and take. You’re the mentor but sometimes you wonder who’s mentoring who? I’m learning so much from the person I’m mentoring. It’s so important to keep an open mind and listen and exchange ideas.”
– Aganetha Dyck, Past MAWA Mentor
The Foundation Mentorship Program is a year-long program in which senior artists share their experience with developing artists.
Mini Mentorships are three-week, three session programs in which a senior artist shares her experience with developing artists.
Mentors on the Fly
MAWA has a roster of artists who are available on an hourly basis to help you with grant aps, critical feedback, or advice on a project.