The WARM Mentor Intensive Program is a goal- or project-based program open to artists seeking a one-on-one mentorship for a period lasting three to six months. A minimum of two 2-hour-long mentor meetings per month of participation is required. The mentorship will focus on assisting an artist to achieve a specific goal or project within a prearranged time frame. Goals may include career development concerns, such as composing an artist’s statement, completing a grant application, or record keeping for the studio artist. Technical development goals may include preparing work for an exhibition, critical feedback, or technical guidance on a specific artistic technique or skill.
Artist applicants will be required to pay a one-time non-refundable $90 administration fee, payable to WARM, when submitting their application. The Mentor fee is $45 per hour spent with the mentor, payable monthly to WARM. Applicants should also become WARM members. Please see the membership tab for information on joining WARM.
Artists interested in participating in the WARM Mentor Intensive Program will be required to fill out an application form outlining:
• Why the artist needs a mentor’s assistance to achieve a specific goal or project
• What days and hours they are available to meet with a mentor
• A work plan based on their goal or project needs
• A proposed time line, within the three to six-month period, in which they will achieve their proposed goal.
After the application is approved and unless a specific mentor is requested, the artist will be given the name of a mentor to contact. The mentor and protégeé will complete a contract that will outline the mentorship goal or project, meeting schedule, and payment structure. Upon completion of the Mentor Intensive Project, both mentor and protégeé will be required to complete a feedback summary.
Contact Karen Searle and Tina Nemetz at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Mentor Intensive Mentors
Download Application Form here: MI Application
Mentor Intensive Payments
Accepted participants will be invoiced by WARM accounting for their administration fee and mentor payments.