One-on-One Mentorships - 2024

  • Application Deadline
    Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 12:00pm
  • March 2024 – September 2024

For women and gender diverse MAWA members who reside in Manitoba
Cost to successful applicants: $75. If finances are a barrier please contact MAWA staff.

This tailored, customizable, individual mentorship program is intended to serve your unique needs as a visual artist. Perhaps you live rurally or in the north. Maybe you have limited time to devote to a program. Or perhaps you have unsuccessfully applied to the Foundation Mentorship Program in the past but are still interested in mentorship.

"One-on-One is a fabulous program for rural and isolated artists." - Karen Clark

A sketch of an industrial landscape.

During her One-on-One mentorship, Karen Clark began documenting the Flin Flon HudBay mine site. Although the site ceased operations in July 2022, it has dominated Flin Flon’s uptown for so long, she says, “it has almost become invisible.”

Study #5 Perimeter Fence View Manitoba Side, pen and ink and watercolour, 31 x 23 cm, 2023

A One-on-One Mentorship offers focussed attention from a mentor of your choice. They can reside anywhere, locally, nationally or internationally. Dream big and reach out to them! Who would you most like to work with? Who could help your artmaking and career the most? In order to apply, you must contact your potential mentor and get a commitment from them to meet with you for 6 hours over a period of 6 months, in person or online. MAWA will pay them $600.

In order to apply, you must reach out to the person you would like to work with and get a written commitment from them to meet with you for 6 hours over a period of 4 - 6 months. MAWA will pay One-on-One mentors $600.

To apply, please submit a single PDF labelled with your name that contains:

  • 5 images of your work;
  • a one-page letter introducing your proposed mentor and describing how they can help you to advance your practice;
  • your artist résumé
  • a copy of email correspondence with the mentor confirming their participation

Send the PDF in an email with “One-on-One 2024” in the subject heading to Adriana at [email protected].

A limited number of mentee/mentor pairings will be selected. There is no fee to apply, but you must be a Manitoba-based MAWA member. Successful applicants will be charged $75 for the program. If finances are a barrier, please speak with MAWA staff.

Note: If you have been a Foundation Mentorship Program mentee in the past 3 years or have already received a One-on-One Mentorship, you are ineligible to apply.

You and the mentor will be responsible for setting up meeting dates and times. At the conclusion of your time together, you will both be required to provide written feedback to help MAWA going forward, so that subsequent participants can benefit from your experience.