Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art: Foundation Mentorship Program Info Session, April 21

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

6 – 7pm

Free, anyone interested in applying for the Foundation Mentorship Program is welcome!

Online with Zoom. Visit for the link

Thinking about applying to the Foundation Mentorship Program (FMP)? Not sure if the program is for you? Come to a free information session and find out everything you have always wanted to know about the Foundation Mentorship Program, hosted by former mentor Shawna Dempsey and FMP Coordinator Adriana Alarcón. Can't make it? Contact Adriana at with questions.

Deadline to apply for the 2021/2022 FMP is Tuesday, May 5 at 4pm

About the Foundation Mentorship Program

The Foundation Mentorship Program has been MAWA's core activity since 1985. It is offered each year because it is so effective in helping participants in their journey toward being professional artists. Many artists who have gone through the program describe it as having been "pivotal" and "transformative."

It is a year-long program in which established artists share their experience with developing artists. It is designed to help women and non-binary visual artists develop skills and define their decision-making philosophies, and to provide access to the information, resources and support they need to realize their goals. In addition to a one-on-one relationship with a mentor, the program provides a peer group for the mentees through group meetings.

MAWA mentors have achieved a high level of respect for their artistic production locally, nationally and internationally. They are connected to the art world. They know how to share information and skills. They communicate effectively. They are committed to building community.

How does it work? Mentors meet individually with their mentees for 4 hours per month, and the entire group meets for 3 hours monthly for critiques, discussion, gallery visits and other activities.

If you have any questions, please contact Adriana Alarcon, Program Coordinator, at 204-949-9490 or