Craft education has been a major component of the Society’s mission and programmatic goals since our founding. These days, post-pandemic, generating a reliable income from an art practice has become extremely challenging. We understand that artists are in need of reliable information that enables them to present a professional face in the online marketplace everyone is facing. Artists are particularly interested in cost-effective information that avoids common early missteps, as well as gaining new tools to teach craft effectively in online educational environments.
Our goal for the program is to assist artists with income-generation from artwork sales and support educators with new teaching tools.
The SA+C Mentor Program is not specific to just one field of craft. It is offered free of charge to artists who will be selected to the program via an application process. The program serves a cohort of 50 craft artists per year who are taught by 12 individual mentors. Each month, a Mentor will present a topic in their area of expertise. Mentees should expect to spend 1-3 hours per month on assignments. Small grants may be available to artists to assist with wireless capabilities or other technical setup support as needed.
The program’s intent is to assist artists with valuable skills in the ever-changing online marketplace and to help widen networks within the professional craft field by engaging with Mentors and their fellow cohort students.
The program will begin in Summer 2021. We will post program updates and application forms in early 2021.
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