The WARM Mentor Program

WARM’s Mentor Program is nationally known for pairing mentors and protégées in a transformative two-year cycle of working together. This summer and fall we are highlighting the unique experience of our programs via passionate and meaningful dialogue about mentoring on WARM’s Facebook page, new print materials, and at other promotional events.

Mentor Program 2017 Information Series

AUGUST 17  (Thursday)  5:30-8:30 pm Roundtable discussion and art making event at Wet Paint, 1684 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55015

SEPTEMBER 21 – NOVEMBER 18  – Just Enough Light: Exhibition of Art Work by Mentors at Walker Library, 2880 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408.

OCTOBER 5-30 – Mentor/Protégée Showcase, work by Mentors and their Protégées Oct. 5-30 at the Dow Art Gallery, 2242 University Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55114. Reception Oct. 13, 5:30-8:30 pm. Artist talk/Program Info session date tbd.

OCTOBER 4 – Meet the Mentors 6-8 pm at Walker Library, Minneapolis. At this event, the 2018-2019 Mentors will discuss their mentoring philosophies and their work. Potential applicants will be able to ask questions of the mentors and to meet with them briefly.

OCTOBER 26 – Small Works Fundraiser for the Mentor Program at the Solar Arts Building, 711 NE 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

NOVEMBER 4 – Meet the Mentors, Sunday,  2:00-4:00 pm at Walker Library, Minneapolis.

NOVEMBER 18 – Mentor Program Info Session, Saturday, 10:00 am-12 noon, at Walker Library, Minneapolis.


The WARM Mentor Program is designed for the serious artist who is in the early stages of her career. Each participant is paired with a professional woman artist mentor for a two-year term. For over 30 years mentors have served as role models for their protégées, sharing their wisdom and professional skills and providing supportive critique.

Registration for the 2018-19 Mentor Program Cycle is open through November 6, 2017.

Download an information packet here: 2018-19 Info Packet

Download a Program Application here: Application 2018

Find more information about this program at the links below: 

Mentor Program Benefits

Mentor Program: Time Commitment and Costs

Mentor Program Stories and Exhibition Catalogs

WARM Mentors for the 2017- 2018 Cycle

Mentor Intensive Program

The WARM Mentor Intensive Program is designed for the serious artist who seeks guidance for a specific project. Each participant is paired with an experienced Mentor for one-on-one, tailored short-term mentoring developed for each artist. Find more information about this program here.


Thank you to the sponsors of  Mentor Program Information Series events:

Wet Paint

The Dow Art Gallery

The Walker Library

The Solar Arts Building

The Northrup King Building