Rural Arts Mentorship
Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) is committed to providing mentorship opportunities to rural Manitoba artists. Whether in partnership with Manitoba Arts Network (MAN), Portage District Arts Council, the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba or other arts organizations, MAWA delivers mentorship programs in different regions of the province each year.
These mentorships build community, bringing visual artists together to network and learn. They provide professional feedback from an experienced artist-mentor through constructive critique. And they impart valuable information regarding the business of being an artist.
Mini-mentorships take place over a weekend. More in-depth mentorships vary in length.
RAMP is a partnership with Manitoba Arts Network (MAN) and is designed to serve the needs of artists in rural and northern Manitoba. This year, the Rural Artist in Mentorship Program will be centred in the Parkland Region, led by mentor Chris Cooper.
September 2016 – March 2017
MAWA partnered with Manitoba Arts Network (MAN) on a mentorship serving the needs of artists in western Manitoba. Thanks to special funding from the Manitoba Arts Council, mentor Barb Flemington worked with eight rural artists of all genders, in a program based at the Tiger Hills Art Association in Holland, Manitoba, from October 2014 – March 2015.
October 2014 – March 2015
MAWA is partnering with Manitoba Arts Network (MAN) on a mentorship serving the needs of artists in northern Manitoba. Thanks to special funding from the Manitoba Arts Council, mentor Pauline Braun will be working with eight northern artists of all genders, in a program based in Flin Flon from October 2013 – March 2014.
October 2013 – March 2014
The Manitoba Arts Network is partnering with Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) to deliver a mentorship program to rural artists in the Interlake Region of Manitoba. This program is taking place over a six-month period from September 2012 through March 2013 with a break over Christmas.
September 2012 – March 2013