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Mentorship program





MENTORSHIP PROGRAMCREATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Sharing a common desire to support innovation and the diversity of professional artistic practices in the Montreal area, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications (MCC), the city of Montreal and the MAI signed an agreement for the creation of a mentorship program to support professional artists coming from culturally diverse backgrounds in their efforts to integrate within the artistic community and to support them in the development of their careers.

The mentorship program has the following objectives:

• Foster the development of emerging artists from culturally diverse backgrounds;
• Support the creation of intercultural, contemporary art works;
• Support emerging practices that use digital and new technologies, that are multidisciplinary and that are entrenched in cultural diversity;
• Encourage projects that are innovative and experimental;
• Support artistic projects that contribute to the professional development of the artist;
• Encourage projects that are accessible to the Montreal public.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, PROVIDED SERVICES, ELIGIBLE EXPENSES AND EVALUATION CRITERIA:
CALL FOR ARTISTS


JOINT MENTORSHIPS

When submitting their project, candidates may choose to apply for one of the following joint mentorships:

JOINT MENTORSHIP FOR DANCERS CAM + MAI
A partnership between the Conseil des arts de Montreal (CAM) and the MAI, this program offers a creative residency to a choreographer with an intercultural or non-Eurocentric artistic practice. The residency includes access to CAM’s studios, honorarium for an artistic mentor and a creation grant, in addition to MAI’s long-term mentorship support and a presentation of the created work.

JOINT MENTORSHIP FOR MEDIA ARTISTS PRIM + MAI
MAI and the PRIM (Productions Réalisation Indépendantes de Montréal) unite to offer a joint mentorship (mixed component; long-term) to an artist that wishes to experiment, hone their skills and create a work in the field of media arts. In addition to the services already offered by the MAI’s mentorship program, the PRIM will lend their expertise, equipment and facilities to help an artist create their work. At the end of this mentorship, the artist will have a chance to present their work at the MAI.

JOINT MENTORSHIP FOR STORYTELLERS MAI + RCQ
In order to support the development of professional storytellers from diverse cultural backgrounds, the MAI and the Regroupement du conte au Québec (RCQ) unite to create a new joint mentorship (mixed component; mid-term). As part of this joint mentorship, the recipient will benefit from many services in skills and career development, as well as support for the production of an intercultural work.

*During the evaluation process, the MAI reserves the right to award projects less than the requested amount.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE REFER TO THE ANNEXES OF OUR CALL FOR ARTISTS DOCUMENT.





TYPES OF MENTORSHIP
The mentorship program of the MAI has three distinct types of mentorship:

I. Training and Professional Development – This component allows mentored artists to improve their professional skills in a variety of areas. As part of this component, artists benefit from training activities, such as workshops, courses and personalized mentorship with professional artists closely related to their areas of production.

II. Artistic production – This component allows artists to take advantage of services directly related to the creation and realization of an art project.

III. Combined component – This component allows mentored artists to benefit from training and professional development directly related to the research and creation for a specific artistic project. In addition, they also benefit from services related to this realisation of this project.


CATEGORIES OF MENTORSHIP
According to above-mentioned types of mentorship, applicants may propose projects in following categories:

I. Short-term – The projects presented in this category require specific assistance, limited to 2 services (3 months) and a maximum amount of two thousand dollars ($ 2,000);

II. Mid-Term – The projects presented in this category require a mid-term (3 to 6 months) assistance, which consists of 3-5 services and limited to an amount not exceeding five thousand dollars ($ 5,000);

III. Long-term – Projects submitted in this category require long-term (6 to 12 months) assistance, which consists of 6 and more services and limited to a maximum amount of ten thousand dollars ($ 10,000).

During the evaluation process, the MAI reserves the right to award projects less than the requested amount.





ARTIST ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

MAI’s mentorship program has a mandate of supporting:
– artists with an intercultural practice.
– artists from culturally diverse backgrounds;
– artists of First Nation descendance;
– artists from marginalised communities (ex: disabled, queer, etc.);

Eligibility is restricted to:
– Independent artists;
– Artist collectives;
– A group legally constituted as an artistic company (not-for-profit).

Candidates must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status and reside in the Montreal area.
Each member of a collective application must reside in the Montreal area.
In the case of an application made on behalf of an registered company, the organization must operate in the Montreal area

APPLICATION DEADLINES

SHORT-TERM MENTORSHIP
Short-term mentorship applications may be submitted throughout the year beginning August 1st of each season. Requests must be received at least three weeks before the planned activity.
Projects that receive short-term support must be completed by July 31st, 2018.
Each application is subject to the availability of funds and resources at the time of application.

MID-TERM AND LONG-TERM MENTORSHIP
Applications for mid and long-term support must be submitted by June 30th.
Artists that receive mid-term support must complete their projects no later than July 31st, 2018 and long-term support must be no later than September 30th 2018.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications for short, mid and long-term mentorship must be sent using the online application. A mentorship application involves sending the following completed documents:

- Artist’s Curriculum vitae and that of collaborators’ involved in the project;
- Detailed work plan;
- Budget;
- Visual documentation, audio, video and any other documents to support the application.

THE ONLINE APPLICATION WILL BE ACTIVATED ON JUNE 1ST OF EACH YEAR FOR A PERIOD OF 30 DAYS (DEADLINE FOR MENTORSHIP APPLICATIONS IS JUNE 30TH ANNUALLY).

ONLINE APPLICATION



2016-2017 season
Adrian Morillo (ponctuel)
Anne-Flore de Rochambeau
Aurore Alessandra (Mafane)
Azalia Kaviani (ponctuel)
Chittakone Thuirakul
Corinne Beaumier (PRIM)
Daphne Boyer (ponctuel)
Karen Fennell (ponctuel)
Kayo Yasuhara
Koah Lê
Luca Patuelli (ponctuel)
Meryem Saci
Nadia Myre
Naeim Jebelli
Phoebe Heintzman Hope (ponctuel)
Ricardo Lamour
Sarah Elola (CAM)

2015-2016 season
Claudia Chan Tak
Collectif Qouleur (ponctuel)
Cyndi Charlemagne (ponctuel)
Elias Damawou (ponctuel)
Greg Selinger (ponctuel)
Hideki Kawashima
Ila Firouzabadi & Payam Mofidi
Jacqueline van de Geer
Jade et Chloé Barshee
Julie Tamiko Manning
Kun Chang
Lara Kramer (ponctuel)
Mireya Bayancela (ponctuel)
Naeim Jebelli (ponctuel)
Peggy Hogan
Victoria Catherine Chan

2014-2015 season
Andréa de Keijzer
Andrea Niño (ponctuel)
Anna J. McIntyre
Mafane
Beatriz Alejandra
Christine Rodriguez (ponctuel)
Dima Karout (ponctuel)
Fodé Bamba Camara (ponctuel)
Gabriel Dharmoo (ponctuel)
Geeta Pearson
Graziella Malagoni
Ila Firouzabadi & Payam Mofidi
Jacqueline van de Geer (ponctuel)
Leo Argüello (ponctuel)
Mihee-Nathalie Lemoine
Mireya Bayancela (ponoctuel)
Naghmeh Sharifi
Nathalie Sansig/Collectif ’Oz Zone)
Ralph Auguste Maingrette
Stanley Février
Victoria Mackenzie (ponctuel)

2013-2014 season
Daina Ashbee
Dior Bango
Emily Jan
Fahmida Hossain Urmi
Fayulu Bonheur Patience
Graziella Malagoni
Ilya Krouglikov Eduardo Ruiz
Léa Tremblay Fong
Maryam Tavaf
Mohsen El Gharbi
Mona Sharma
Naghmeh Sharifi
Narges Esfahani
Yesenia Fuentes

2012-2013 season
Anna Beaupré Moulounda
Shabnam Zeraati
Martin Rodriguez
Mayahuel Tecozautla
Sophie Gee
Akua Carson
Cassandre Mentor

2011-2012 season
Zohar Melinek & Mary St-Amand Williamson
Manuel Mathieu
Maria Isabel Rondon
Shiong-En Chan
Cynthia Soudin
Emi Honda & Jordan McKenzie
Milena Busiak
Soufia Bensaid

2010-2011 season
Emmanuelle Calvé
Rhodnie Désir
Sophia Gaspard
Julio Hong
Elkahna Talbi (Queen Ka)
Parissa Mohit

2009-2010 season
Mireille Tawfik
Fabrice Koffy
Tomomi Morimoto
Riaz Mehmood
Eman Haram-Leconte

2008-2009 season
Carmen Ruiz
Gibson Muriva
Yuki Isami
Jérôme Havre
Shié Kasai

2007-2008 season
Maya Kuroki
Meena Murugesan
Sudeshna Maulik
Ana Biro
Danilo Villaflor

2006-2007 season
Aboubacar Mané
Alexandra Spicey Landé
Hinda Essadiqi
Khadija Baker
Patrick Ganthier “Killy”

2005-2006 season
Afshin Matlabi
Ally Ntumba
Karen Tam
Lynne Cooper
Sheila Ribeiro
The Trunk Collective

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