The Mentorship Project- a new direction

Arnica Artist-Run Centre is excited to announce our Mentorship Project!

Arnica is responding directly to concerns expressed by emerging artists in the region over lack of support and opportunity in the gap between primary training and qualifying for funding from major art-based funders. Production and exhibition of artwork are of the utmost importance for an artist’s career advancement. A perennial systemic problem for recent BFA graduates is finding a community outside of school that supports their artistic practice, including the tools, space and funding to make art at the same caliber as in school and to continue to get critical feedback on their work in order to grow their ideas and expertise. We have identified an opportunity to address that gap in this region between primary training and the subsequent development of a career.

This mentorship would provide influence and feedback on a regular basis and opportunity for an important exhibition of new work with a mentor of significant stature in the art world. The record of this accomplishment becomes the necessary evidence for future career development.

Currently, Arnica is identifying potential mentees and will be sending out a Mentorship Information Package shortly.


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Our Sponsors

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors, without whom The Mentorship Project would not be possible. We invite you to support these community-minded organizations.