In 2017, Guelph Arts Council and the University of Guelph School of Fine Art and Music have launched the Young Artist Mentorship Project, a collaborative project that supports young artists in the critical transition from university to professional life. GAC and SOFAM are grateful for project support from the Ontario150 Partnership Program.
Applications for the Fall round of the project, are now being accepted. Guelph visual and media artists, musicians, and cultural managers are encouraged to apply as mentors or young artists. Established artists may apply online as mentors, and young artists may apply online to be mentored. Project and eligibility details are included in the online application forms. The deadline for mentor applications is Sunday, September 10 and the young artist deadline is Sunday, September 24.
In the first round of the project, eight young visual artists and musicians were paired with eight Guelph artist mentors. The young artists’ experience will culminate in a group exhibition of their work that they will plan and install with support from their mentors. Collective Knowledge will run from Tuesday, August 15 to Saturday, August 19 at the Boarding House Gallery, 6 Dublin St. S, Guelph. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm. An opening reception will be held from 7 – 9 pm on Tuesday, August 15. All are welcome.
Find the original press release here.