Mentors Program

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Mentors Program

For experienced artists to work closely with an individual emerging artist

Most successful artists know that the transition from emerging to fully developed professional artists can be difficult.  Not only does the young artists need recognition, support and an opportunity to publically show or perform their work, they can also benefit from having a more experienced and successful artist help them to develop and to find their way.

The purpose of the Mentors Program is to connect experienced and successful professional artists, with emerging artists in their medium, and through these supported mentoring relationships to encourage and support both mentors and mentees in their growth.

In addition, professional artists can be empowered by working with and providing leadership to emerging artists, and can also benefit from becoming mentors, giving recognition, financial support and meaningful leadership opportunities too.

In 2017, ten mentor artists will be provided $1,000 each for their service:

  • With a record of success in the genre of our emerging artist fellows
  • Who have a commitment to developing younger artists
  • Can make a time and engagement commitment to meet with their mentees on a regular basis and help them prepare for their performance / show

Mentoring artists will work with their emerging artists fellow to help prepare for an exhibition / show of work developed or completed during the grant period, and will have the opportunity to participate in the program as well.

Additional information on the Mentors Program will be available in March, when the grant is scheduled to launch.

*Creative Pinellas welcomes submissions from practicing artists for publication in our artists directory. Such publication does not constitute on endorsement by Creative Pinellas and does not imply a judgement about the quality of the work or the participating artist. For more information or to participate in the directory please visit contact us at