Mentorship

Rural Arts Mentorship

Rural Art Mentorship Program: Eastman Region

  • Dates: November 2020 – May 2021
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 11:59pm

For adult artists of all genders. The fee for successful applicants is $175, which includes a free membership to the Manitoba Arts Network. 

Presented in partnership with the Manitoba Arts Network

The Rural Arts Mentorship Program (RAMP) is a ten-month mentorship for up to five visual artists from the Eastman Region. Meetings will be held at the Winnipeg River Arts Council in Lac du Bonnet over four weekends, tentatively scheduled for November, January, March and May. The mentorship will enhance artistic, conceptual and professional skills through a combination of group discussions, one-on-one meetings, studio visits, artist talks, assignments and workshops. The program will culminate in a final exhibition in the Community Gallery at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba.

Participants will be mentored by painter Brenna George, who studied at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design, and exhibits her drawings, paintings and video nationally. Her work is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.

Mentees from past RAMP programs have stressed how important the mentorship was to them. It gave them clarity in the direction they wanted to pursue and helped to forge ongoing relationships with other artmakers in their region.

Apply by email to visualarts@mbartsnet.ca with your name and RAMP in the subject line (i.e., Shelly Singh RAMP) or by mail to RAMP, Manitoba Arts Network, 203-100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg R3B 1H3.

Include:

  • A cover letter describing your artistic background/practice, including your medium and discipline, the ideas that drive your work and why you want to be in the program (maximum of 600 words)
  • Samples of your artwork:
  • up to 10 jpg images on CD or by email, or up to 10 photographs by mail, or a maximum of 2 DVD videos or YouTube links, or a combination of 5 images and 1 video

Participating mentees will be selected on artistic merit and their willingness to commit to the program. It is free to apply. The fee for successful applicants is $175. For further information, go to https://mailchi.mp/f308276a545f/rural-arts-mentorship-program-eastman-region.

Mentors

  • Brenna George

    Brenna George's paintings show a humanness of mark making and a quirky thoughtful sensibility. Romance, nature and mothering are recurring themes in her oil painting, drawing and video art. As a mother of 3 children and an artist she has become wise about time management. See her many daily-art series on Instagram. www.brennageorge.com