For over thirty 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 and non-binary artists to build their practices. Through mentorship, we have created a vibrant, skilled community, serving visual artists in all phases of their careers.
Foundation Mentorship Program
The Foundation Mentorship Program has been MAWA’s core activity since 1985. It is offered each year because it is so effective in helping participants in their journey toward being professional artists.
This tailored, customizable, individual mentorship program is intended to serve your unique needs as a visual artist! MAWA is introducing flexible, one-on-one mentorships. Perhaps you are a mid-career artist who would like focussed feedback and advice on your work and career. Maybe you have limited time to devote to a program. Or perhaps you have unsuccessfully applied to the Foundation Mentorship Program in the past—there are often three times more applicants than spaces.
Focussed Mentorships are three-month, three session programs in which a senior artist shares her / their experience with developing artists. Focussed Mentorships may be organized around a theme, formal concern or specific medium. They are designed as an intensive experience to help women and gender minority visual artists develop skills and define their decision-making philosophies, and to provide access to the information, resources and support they need to advance their studio practice.
Rural Arts Mentorship
Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) is committed to providing mentorship opportunities to rural Manitoba artists, delivering mentorship programs in different regions of the province each year.
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. Rates are $40/hour. If you need some short-term mentoring, contact the mentor of your choice directly and let the mentoring begin!