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Rural Youth ARTS Mentorship Program

Mentors Partnered with Youth ages 16 – 24

Programs must take place between November 2016 and June 2017

Arts & Cultural Industries (ACI) Manitoba offers a mentorship program for youth age 16-24 living outside Winnipeg but within Manitoba.  Experienced artists working in rural communities are contracted to provide mentorship with an individual or small group of youth over a total period of five months.  Mentorship partnerships are aimed at a variety of artistic disciplines, including: Writing/Publishing, Museum, Film, Photography, Crafts, Multimedia, Design, Theatre, Dance, Music and Visual Arts with an artistic, administrative or technical focus. 

NEW FOR 2016/17 Projects may take place over any period of 5 – 8 months as long as the program guidelines are met:

  • Mentors & Mentees must be willing to commit to a minimum of 5 direct contact hours per month working together on their artistic pursuit, for a total of five months (25 hours).
  • The Youth mentee, under their mentor’s direction, must commit an additional 5 hours per month fulfilling volunteer, community and networking opportunities. (25 hours total)
  • A mentor may work with 1 to 3 youth (simultaneously) depending on the age of the youth.
  • Where possible, mentors and mentees should apply together.
  • Programs may be custom designed to take place over a longer timeline as long as the hourly commitments are fulfilled and the program is completed by June 30, 2017.
  • Mentors will receive an honorarium of $1500.00 based on the time commitments above. 

Review Rural Mentor Guidelines          Download Rural Mentor Application

Review Rural Youth Guidelines            Download Rural Youth Application



Mentors and/or Mentees may apply together or separately. Please read the guidelines thoroughly. If you wish to apply, email, simply stating your interest and a brief description of your proposal before completing your application. Final Application Deadline is December 9, 2016. Applications will be assessed as they are received.