Rural Artists Mentorship Program: Parkland
- Dates: September 2016 – March 2017
- Application Deadline: Monday, August 8, 2016 at 4:25pm
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. If you live in the Parkland area and are interested in applying, check out the MAN website.
Chris Cooper is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, drawing and painting. Most frequently, Cooper works with clay and metals and she has built her own equipment to cast bronze. She has also created public art commissions and has curated community projects and exhibitions. Her work often explores tensions between humans and their environment. Cooper’s previous positions include instructor for the AGSM and Art City, artist-in-residence at Red Deer College and Carberry, and mentor for MAWA’s Mini-Mentorship and Manitoba Arts Network’s Rural Arts Mentorship Program. She is currently the Manager of Educational Programming at Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. Cooper has exhibited locally and nationally and her work is held in the Winnipeg Art Gallery collection. She is the recipient of the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation Award (2016) and is currently co-curating a public art project in downtown Brandon.