Artist Mentorship Program (AMP) 2016 – 2017

The Huntsville Art League will begin accepting applications for the Artist Mentorship Program in August.  The program will begin in October and run for 6 months.  The AMP Program is a free program for those who want to learn how to be a “working artist”.  You will be paired up with a successful artist as your mentor and learn from monthly speakers and peer critiques.  There will be an AMP Art Show for all participants at the end of the program.  Applications will be available in The Huntsville Art League Studio at Lowe Mill and on our website.

Description:  The Artist Mentorship Program (AMP) combines several resources and services provided by the Huntsville Art League in support of emerging artists including: education, exhibition, professional development, peer critique, networking, Standards Committee feedback, and consultation sessions with professional artists.

AMP focuses on common needs among artists and disciplines. Mentors will give guidance that is relevant across all arts disciplines.

Program Mission: The Mission of AMP is to provide mentorship, education, feedback and an avenue for success for emerging artists in Huntsville, AL. Huntsville Art League is helping to cultivate the next generation of artists in our community.

Curriculum: The curriculum for AMP was developed in response to needs our students expressed in the application process. The 2016-2017 AMP program will consist of: one-on-one mentorship, peer critiques, professional development panel sessions, an action plan and a final show.

Commitment: AMP is a 6 month commitment. It will culminate in an Emerging Artist Exhibition at Huntsville Art League. In order for students to realize the full benefits of the program, they must fully participate. This includes attending classes, peer critiques, all panel sessions, submitting work for standards and the final show.

Students will complete an Action Plan, 2 surveys, an Artist Statement, a CV, and a brief final review. Students will meet monthly with their mentor for a consultation. All events will be held at Huntsville Art League #2013 at Lowe Mill.

AMP Schedule of Events

October

  • Orientation
  • Peer Critique
  • Monthly Consultation with Mentor

November

  • Peer Critique
  • Panel Discussion
  • Monthly Consultation with Mentor-Submit Action Plan

December

  • Peer Critique
  • Panel Discussion
  • Monthly Consultation with Mentor

January

  • Peer Critique
  • Panel Discussion
  • Monthly Consultation with Mentor

February

  • Peer Critique
  • Panel Discussion
  • Monthly Consultation with Mentor

March

  • Peer Critique
  • Panel Discussion
  • Monthly Consultation with Mentor
  • AMP Emerging Artist Exhibition
  • Submit to Standards Committee