Mentor Application 2021

*The Ottawa Arts Mentorship Program is only open to Arts Network Ottawa members. Membership is on a pay-what-you-choose basis. CLICK HERE to join or renew your membership!

Become a Mentor!

Are you a leader and professional artist or arts administrator working in the Ottawa community? Do you identify as a mentor, or have experience with mentor-mentee training? Becoming a mentor is a rewarding experience and a way to give back to your community and the next generation of arts professionals. In a mentee-driven partnership, the mentee determines the pace, route and destination. The mentor is then able to offer insights and counsel that are focused on the menteeā€™s objectives.

  • 40hrs @ $25/hr dedicated to support and mentorship of your mentee
  • Free access to special workshops and resources, including a Financial Literacy series
  • A cohort of diverse program peers to connect, share and exchange with

Mentor Application 2021

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  • INSTRUCTIONS

  • You may choose to apply as a peer-to-peer co-learner, mentor, or mentee.  Mentee applicants can also indicate a desired Mentor in their application.  You may choose from our list of confirmed potential mentors – or request someone from the community. If you don’t have a mentor in mind, the Selection Committee will work to find a match!


    We encourage applicants to contact staff with any questions about the program or their application.

    If applying online is a barrier, please contact Arts Network Ottawa for alternative arrangements at info@artsnetottawa.ca or
    613.580.2767 x2006 (written or oral applications). For accessibility purposes, you can listen to the application questions, or view screenshots outlining the application process by visiting our website under the Mentorship Program page.

    The deadline for applications is October 13, 2021 at 4:00pm.

     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

    Mentorship pairings will be finalized by a selection committee. This committee is comprised of local professional artists and cultural workers with diverse backgrounds and experience in arts mentorship.

    The most successful mentoring partnerships are those with clear and realistic goals, strong compatibility with mentor or peer-learner, and demonstrate tangible impact on the mentee or peer-learner's practice.  Mentees should have the ability to accept constructive criticism and be receptive to thoughtful feedback. They should be open to new experiences and personal growth and show initiative and self-motivation.

    The Assessment Committee will prioritize applicants reflecting equity-seeking groups outlined in the program description.

     
  • The assessment rubric used by the committee can be found HERE.

Contact Information

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Name*

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Email Address*


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Phone Number*

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Job title/ Organization (if applicable)

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Website/Social media links (if applicable)

About You

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Tell us about yourself! (max. 250 words Writing Tip: Describe your artistic practice. What is your mandate? Highlight your past milestones, successes, past experiences with mentorship or use your artist bio/statement. Include any information that you feel is important to let us know who you are and what your work is all about. *

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What are your desired outcomes as a mentor? (max. 250 words) Writing Tip: What is motivating your role as a Mentor?*

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Do you already have an ideal mentee in mind? (max. 250 words) Writing Tip: This could be a current collaborator, or someone you wish to work with in the community. Tell us why they are a good fit and Arts Network Ottawa can reach out to them on your behalf.

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Does your mentorship reflect or impact the priority groups outlined in the program description? (max. 100 words) Note: We are committed to serving equity seeking priority groups as listed in the program description. If you would like to self-identify, please feel free to do so here. This is optional. Please refer to our assessment rubric above to see how we use this information.

Your Artistic Portfolio

Please attach any and all relevant files, photos, videos, presentations, and links. 

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Mentorship

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What skills or expertise are you able to share with your Mentee? Select all that apply:*

 







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Availability – Select:*




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Pending Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 guidelines, are you willing to participate in-person? (this will have no impact on the assessment of the application)*




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