Remote Mentoring Program

VAM is currently accepting registrations for Year 2's Mentorship Cohort Starting in Spring, 2022!

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"My time working with Sabrina was invaluable. She guided me through the process of applying to grad school, and without her I would have never been heading in the direction I am today."

– Jonah Godfrey, mentee theatre artist (mentor = Sabrina Hamilton, Artistic Director, Ko Festival)

 

"The one on one feedback and assignments that I received from [my mentor Lorna Ritz] were perfectly suited to my work and personal desires for growth in my drawing and painting technique. Her criticism and encouragement helped push against the fear and doubt, and has truly helped me to become a better artist. I am very grateful for this experience, and am glad that the VAM can support this work." – Hannah Brookman, visual artist/videographer/director of makerspace "Looky Here" in Greenfield

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We will be matching 10 arts mentors with 10 mentees on a rolling basis.

Commitment: Mentors and mentees connect online or, pandemic allowing, in person once every two weeks for a six month period

Mentors

We are recruiting mentors who are established artists or arts professionals with 15+ years of experience in their field who would like to help up and coming artists and arts professionals in the Valley by sharing their knowledge, advice and potentially referrals to their networks. If you are interested in serving as a mentor please share your contact info on the registration form below and we will follow up with you.

Mentees

We seek applications from mentees who are:

  • ages 18+
  • plan to reside in the Pioneer Valley through 2020.
  • Seek to make their living in the arts as practicing artists or arts professionals (curators, presenters, non-profit administrators, etc.).
  • Applications from those seeking to make a career change are welcome as well as people "just starting out."