Good news for artists, arts administrators and educators! MAWA has been hard at work developing a new, bilingual (English/French) website, loaded with resources. ArtEd.ca is launching on October 15!
Want to know how to write an artist bio? Check the tips in the Professional Development section. Interested in learning two-needle beading? There is a “how to” video tutorial by beading master Jeninne Krauchi in the Making section. Wondering how to approach CVs and artist statements from a Canadian gallery and granting perspective? There are pdfs and videos to help you through it.
Or perhaps you work with an arts organization and are interested in starting a mentorship program. MAWA gets calls each year from around the world from people who want to draw upon MAWA’s decades of expertise. Now all of MAWA’s mentorship resources are located in one free, accessible place. These documents and videos will also be helpful to mentors and mentees: “how to mentor” and “how to be mentored” advice is provided.
Finally, the site will provide resources for educators, including Resilience: 50 Indigenous Art Cards and Teaching Guide and videos on how to use it in the classroom. By developing tools that bring contemporary visual art to young people in grades K-12, MAWA is not only serving the artists of today, it is nurturing the artists and art lovers of tomorrow.
The website was built with support from the Manitoba Association for Art Education (MAAE) and the Manitoba Arts Council. And it will continue to evolve! MAWA will create more art resources, feminist and Manitoba made, in the years to come.
–Shawna Dempsey and Dana Kletke