The Mentor Program

Mentor Program

The Mentor Program is a virtual educational series that offers participants access to some of the most exciting people working in art, design, and craft today. The Society presents speakers on a range of topics, from art business management to thought-provoking and inspirational presentations about the value that craft brings to the world. Join us to learn first-hand from experts who can help advance your career and to discover the incredible and diverse ways craft impacts professionals in the arts and beyond! Fee waivers available for individuals from historically underserved backgrounds; learn more below.

What exactly is “intellectual property” and why should you care?

Gain practical, pragmatic knowledge about copyrights, common e-commerce legal issues, trademarks, and how they affect your art and business.   Society of Arts + Crafts is proud to offer this […]

Considering Machine Work as New Creative Craft Medium

In this online program, learn how a self-taught machinist and metalworker created a self-sustaining career inventing a new craft medium.   The Society of Arts + Crafts is proud to […]

Making Space for the Arts: A Law Firm’s Story of 5,475 (Nonbillable) Hours

In 2011, a law firm converted a century-old warehouse in Oklahoma City into a community asset. The rest is history. (And a lot of fun.) Sign up to hear the […]

Fee Waivers: 

We encourage historically underserved artists to apply for a waiver to attend events in our Mentor Program. We understand that professional support and educational resources have not been readily accessible to all artist communities who needed them. The Society wishes to address this shortcoming by actively advocating for and energetically supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all our programs. The waivers aim to benefit underserved craft artists from all educational backgrounds who have been working in craft (full-time or part-time) less than 5 years.

To apply for a waiver, complete the form on this page at least three weeks in advance of the event date. Waivers will be awarded prior to the start of each event and applicants will be notified of their status two weeks in advance of the event.

Fee Waiver Application Deadlines:


Sept. 15 with Douglas Sorrocco, Esq.

Sept. 22 with Chris Bathgate

Oct. 20 with Douglas Sorrocco, Esq.

Oct. 27 with Ulysses Grant Dietz

Nov. 3 with Profs. Frank + Slinkard

Nov. 17 with Chris Bathgate

Jan. 12 with Ulysses Grant Dietz

Jan. 19 with Michelle Millar Fisher


Aug. 25

Sept. 1

Sept. 29

Oct. 6

Oct. 13

Oct. 27

Dec. 22

Dec. 29

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