Mentoring in the Arts

Fine and Performing ArtsThe Arts are the force of creativity, innovation, and truth telling that the world so clearly needs to address it’s problems.

Mentoring is the way the innovation, authenticity, creative knowledge, and skills are passed to the future. Mentoring and the Arts – A vital match that can drive us into a better future. WELCOME!

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MENTORING IN THE ARTS

INDEX


A. DANCE

  • Susan Harvey  – Dance Mentor – web site
  • The Music Mentoring Program – Started with just a music focus, but now encourages children in their self-expression through visual art, dance, music and poetry. They target children whose parents cannot afford camps or after school programs.
  • Drama Troupe Promotes Mentoring Opportunities – The Richfield Evangelical Lutheran Church Youth Dessert Theatre Drama Troupe is a great place for mentoring opportunities to happen.  Each week there are many ways in which the “olders help the youngers.”  This is seen at the high school level through the lower elementary ages where youth are helping youth in acting, running lines, stage directions, costuming, sets and make up.  There is team work built into the fun and generation to generation mentoring.  It’s a great place to grow in spirit and ability.
  • The Julliard School of Music, Dance and Drama Mentoring Program – The Professional Mentoring program (for third- and fourth-year undergraduates and all graduate students) invites students to apply with a project that has an expansive arts-learning agenda, or a career-specific goal. Those who are accepted are paired with faculty mentors who help shape the projects and connect students to professionals in the New York arts community who can mentor students in their project.
  • Releve Dance and Mentoring Program – on Myspace – This Atlanta Ga. USA based program was created by former highschool cheerleading Coach, Alumni MISL Kansas City Comets Dancer and Alumni NFL Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader Miss Anneka J! Her love for dance and mentoring is focused on aspiring female dancers. See pics, video, read info.
  • Social and Popular Dance Mentor Program in Hawaii
  • The After School and Youth Mentoring Program – InnerVisions Theater Arts Center of Springfield Gardens, NY. Started September 2008, offers DANCE classes, an AFTER-SCHOOL program and MENTORING programs, and plans more in the areas of HEALTH & FITNESS, ART, DRAMA, COSTUME DESIGN, FASHION and MUSICAL THEATER. InnerVisions.TAC@gmail.com
  • Dance Mentors and Proteges in the Rolex Mentoring Initiative

B. VISUAL ARTS

C. MUSIC

  • The Rolex Mentoring in the Arts Initiative – Music Mentors and Proteges
  • The Julliard School of Music, Dance and Drama Mentoring Program – The Professional Mentoring program (for third- and fourth-year undergraduates and all graduate students) invites students to apply with a project that has an expansive arts-learning agenda, or a career-specific goal. Those who are accepted are paired with faculty mentors who help shape the projects and connect students to professionals in the New York arts community who can mentor students in their project.
  • The Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne – Music
  • MusicMentor.comIf you are an aspiring musician, have a local band or are on tour, MusicMentor.com has what you are looking for. Whether you play guitar, bass, drums, or are a vocalist, Music Mentor is here to help you achieve your goals as a musician. You may be an engineer, producer, agent, or just love music. If you love the art of playing music, the Music Mentor website is your resource for information and equipment. Lessons, songs, chords, tabs, electric, or acoustic, how to compose music, how to make a music video, we will have all of it for you.
  • Mentor Sessions at the 2011 South by SW Music Conference, Austin TX –  Do you have questions that only someone in the music business can answer? Do you need to discuss problems that you may be having with your career but you don’t have access to the right people? The SbySW Mentor Program is for you! Work with industry professionals who are experts from all aspects of the music business.  Receive personalized input by scheduling one-on-one meetings with the mentor of your choice, March 16 – March 19 2011. There will be seven mentor sessions this year. If you have any questions email musicpanels@sxsw.com
  • The Music Mentoring Program – Started with just a music focus, but now encourages children in their self-expression through visual art, dance, music and poetry. They target children whose parents cannot afford arts camps or after school arts programs.
  • Seattle Washington, USA Arts Mentoring Program

D. THEATER – DRAMA

  • The Rolex Mentoring in the Arts Initiative – THEATER Mentors and Proteges – adults
  • The After School and Youth Mentoring Program – InnerVisions Theater Arts Center of Springfield Gardens, NY. Started September 2008, offers DANCE classes, an AFTER-SCHOOL program and MENTORING programs, and plans more in the areas of HEALTH & FITNESS, ART, DRAMA, COSTUME DESIGN, FASHION and MUSICAL THEATER. InnerVisions.TAC@gmail.com
  • Decisions Determine Destiny for MentoringDecisions Determine Destiny” is a book of stories and a drama company that portrays the stories to teen audiences. When used in a mentorship program “Decisions Determine Destiny” can bring to light the power of right and wrong choices and the effects that follow. In mentoring, it is usually understood that the mentor uses his or her own experiences to help the young person being mentored make better choices. Decisions Determine Destiny allows the mentor to use various stories that both the mentor and young person can identify with and use the stories to discuss the impact of the choices made in the plays. The stories can be discussed in group format or in a one to one setting. (IMA members – This looks good!)
  • The REWRITE Mentor – Most major motion picture scripts go through 25-30 drafts before they hit the sound stage according to top writers. Writers in Los Angeles and New York have writers’ groups that help them guide their rewrites. If you’re not in those cities, or you don’t know any writers yet, who can you turn to? Now, you can turn to the Rewrite Mentor for guidelines, advice, even personal attention.
  • “We Don’t Do Drama” Christian Youth Mentoring Program | Facebook – Welcome to “We Don’t Do Drama” Christian Youth Mentoring Program. We are a Facebook page – Join us to start connecting with “We Don’t Do Drama” Christian Youth and learn how we use drama.
  • The Julliard School of Music, Dance and Drama Mentoring Program – The Professional Mentoring program (for third- and fourth-year undergraduates and all graduate students) invites students to apply with a project that has an expansive arts-learning agenda, or a career-specific goal. Those who are accepted are paired with faculty mentors who help shape the projects and connect students to professionals in the New York arts community who can mentor students in their project.
  • Drama Mentorship Program – Tisch School of the Arts at NY University  – The Department of Drama offers a Mentorship Program to students interested in working closely with a faculty mentor in a formalized, one-to-one relationship. This opportunity is for students who want a mentor with expertise in a particular area of interest to the student. Mentoring is a relationship that focuses on lifelong achievement rather than just the completion of degree requirements. This relationship may help students optimize their education, assist with career and professional development, or create models for a life in the theatre. The relationship is geared to the individual and may be flexible. Each pair sets goals and activities are based on the interests of the mentor and student.

E. WRITERS – POETS – SCREEN WRITING

  • Seattle Washington, USA Art Mentoring Program
  • The Music Mentoring Program – Started with just a music focus, but now encourages children in their self-expression through visual art, dance, music and poetry. They target children whose parents cannot afford camps or after school programs.
  • The REWRITE Mentor – Most major motion picture scripts go through 25-30 drafts before they hit the sound stage according to top writers. Writers in Los Angeles and New York have writers’ groups that help them guide their rewrites. If you’re not in those cities, or you don’t know any writers yet, who can you turn to? Now, you can turn to the Rewrite Mentor for guidelines, advice, even personal attention.
  • Poet-Mentor Program –  Youth Speaks hires accomplished spoken artists, to work and be trained as mentors and workshop facilitators in our residency, school visit, and after-school programs. Our goal is for up-and-coming artists to develop face-to-face relationships with young people to jointly inspire voice, and leadership while fostering artistic and youth development. Poet-Mentors play a vital role in the organization as they serve as a first line of contact for the youth we see every year.
  • Mark Orrin – The Writing Mentor, Book Doctor, and Author
  • Jean Sands – Poetry Mentor –  Jean is a poet, editor, journalist and theater critic who lives in Connecticut. Jean is a poetry mentor, creative writing instructor, and creator of  “Writer’s Work Workshops” and offers online tutorials.

 

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