The Mentor Program


The Mentor Program

The Society’s Mentor Program is designed to provide craft artists with a variety of professional development skills they need in response to a constantly changing retail environment. The program is open to applicants from all craft media.

The Society will build and sustain
a vibrant community to shape
the future of craft. 

2022 – In its inaugural year as a virtual program, the Society’s Mentor Program will serve a cohort of craft artists who will meet with three Mentors over the course of three months. Each Mentor will present a professional development topic from their area of expertise. Cohort meetings will be held live on Zoom and are recorded for exclusive use by Mentees.

To deepen their engagement with the materials presented, Mentees should expect to spend 1-3 hours on assignments per month, either before or after a mentoring session. Mentors will be available for feedback during the month following their class.

Grants are made available on a case-by-case basis to artists requesting financial assistance, i.e. to secure wireless capabilities or other technical setup support.

The program will commence in Spring 2022. The Society will post program details and application forms on this website and our social media outlets.

The Society is committed to excellence in the field and creating new pathways and points of engagement for all.

The Mentorship Program is generously supported by the Maxwell Hanrahan Foundation and individual donors committed to furthering the future of craft artistry and creativity.

We warmly invite you to join us in supporting this exciting mentoring effort. Please click here. Thank you for your interest in our programs.