Become a mentor

Thank you so much for your interest in serving as a mentor in CAL’s Emerging Artist Mentorship Program, 2019.  CAL is looking for mentors who work in a wide variety of media, who have a passion for what they do, and the compassion to share it with a young, developing artist.

We hope to create an experience that is meaningful and fulfilling to both artist-mentor and student participants.  Our success depends largely on pairing students with the right person.  In order to help us make the best matches, please tell us more about yourself.


Please complete the application below

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Please provide 3 personal references who are not related to you and can attest to your character.
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Please read the following agreements and check all those that apply. (*Starred items are requisite for all participating mentor artists. Non-starred items are optional.)
*I understand that I am making a commitment to meet with my students on a bi-monthly basis, at minimum, and to attend several all-group critiques at CAL over the course of the next mentoring session (January 2019-May 2019), and possibly spending additional time outside of the studio with a young, aspiring artist or group of artists, getting to know them, and guiding and supporting them in their artistic goals.
 *I understand that I am expected to discuss progress with other mentorship ensembles and share ideas as well as receive guidance from mentor coaches if needed.
 *I understand that I am to maintain open lines of communication with CAL regarding attendance, behavioral issues, struggles, or other concerns throughout the program.
 I am willing to work with more than one student (up to 3) at a time.
 I am willing to work with individuals who may have special physical, emotional, or cognitive needs, and/or a language barrier.
 I am willing to assist in providing transportation for my protégé if needed, permitting a parent or legal guardian has agreed to this. (If answering “yes”, I can provide proof of valid driver’s license and insurance.)