Mentorship

Lita Fontaine braiding sweetgrass

Rural Arts Mentorship

Rural and Northern Arts Mentorship for Indigenous Artists with Lita Fontaine

  • Dates: October 2021 – July 2022
  • Application Deadline: Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 11:59pm

Application deadline Thursday, Sept 9, 2021
free for successful applicants presented in partnership with Manitoba Arts Network

The Rural Art Mentorship Program (RAMP) is a ten-month online program that will pair five emerging northern and rural artists with Lita Fontaine, a professional artist, and mentor. Fontaine will share knowledge, experience, and practical help in weekly group meetings. Participants will be expected to invest another 3 hours/week in artmaking. Lita Fontaine is a mixed-media artist of Dakota, Anishinaabe, and Métis descent with roots in Long Plain and Sagkeeng First Nations. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Regina and has exhibited her textile works, paintings, and photographs in solo and group shows nationally. Fontaine has taught Foundation Drawing and Aboriginal Art History at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art and currently is Artist in Residence with the Seven Oaks School Division, collaborating with teachers to integrate art into the classroom. She believes the visual arts nourish emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual growth.

Apply through the Manitoba Arts Network website.

Mentors

  • Lita Fontaine

    Lita Fontaine is a mixed-media artist of Dakota, Anishinaabe and Métis descent with roots in Long Plain and Sagkeeng First Nations. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Regina, and has exhibited her textile works, paintings and photographs in solo and group shows nationally. Fontaine has taught Foundation Drawing and Aboriginal Art History at the University of Manitoba’s School of Art, and currently is Artist in Residence with Winnipeg’s Seven Oaks School Division, collaborating with teachers to integrate art into the classroom. She believes the visual arts nourish emotional, physical, mental and spiritual growth.