About WARM Mentors
WARM mentors come from diverse backgrounds and bring various skills from university, traditional and other training. They are selected on the basis of their desire to pass on their knowledge to developing artists, their support for WARM’s mission and purpose, and their record of excellence in professional artistic achievement.
The WARM Mentor Program is a supportive resource that pairs emerging artists and professional women artists for a period of two years.
The WARM Mentor Program is designed for the serious artist who is in the early stage of her career. Each protégée participant is paired with a professional woman artist/mentor for a two-year term. The next two-year cycle begins in January 2015. Mentors serve as role models for their protégée, sharing their wisdom, professional skills and providing supportive critique.
The WARM Mentor Program was founded to ensure that women are full participants in the development of the visual arts and culture in their communities and society. This program responds to unique challenges women artists face, such as balancing professional life with family and community responsibilities; redressing women artists’ historic under-representation in the public eye by promoting strong female artist role models; supporting diversity in artistic expressions by women; and establishing financially viable careers.
Since the program was founded in 1983, it has served more than 450 women artists. Many have gone on to make significant contributions to the arts.
If you have questions about the Mentor Program, please e-mail the Mentor Program Coordinators, Tina Nemetz or Karen Searle
Please consult the list of 2015-16 Mentors on the Mentor Program Page.
Carolyn Halliday, My Father's Religion, Detail
Layl McDill, Bingo Flamingo's Adventure