The municipality is offering a chance to budding artists to grow their skills with a mentoring program.
The Artist in Residency program has two artists who will mentor others in one or both of two programs this summer.
Coordinator Michael Beamish says the first session is May 30 to July 8th and the second session is July 18 to August 26.
“So within this program they’ll be given a free six months mentorship, they’ll be given access to the Keyano art studio, plus they also get their work exhibited in a final exhibition at the MacDonald Island Community Gallery,” says Beamish.
Coordinator Michael Beamish says artists can apply to one or both of the sessions but must do so by April 29.
“Within the program they’re going to be mentored by a professional artist who will be giving them professional development, how to create a C.V., how to create a resume, how to propose to exhibitions, and also they’ll be working with them on their art, so they’ll be learning new skills and new talents from these very amazing artists,” says Beamish.
Kritsana Naowakhun and Alma Louise Visscher will mentor up and coming artists.
Beamish says the program will be visiting rural communities in the region as part of its mandate.
A link for details is here.