Mentorship is a valuable and sought-after means of professional development. The Ottawa Arts Mentorship Program connects 15 emerging and 15 established artists and arts administrators in mentor-mentee relationships, expanding knowledge, skills, and networks.

The Ottawa Arts Mentorship Program connects participants to foster career development and advancement of professional artists and arts administrators in the emerging and mid-career stages of their careers. The program is made possible through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, and is delivered by Arts Network Ottawa in partnership with WorkInCulture and the Cultural Human Resources Council.

Laura Bacic & Zainab Muse

Nicole Bedford & Amen Jafri

Rafi Syed & Samyuktha Punthambekar

Allison Elizabeth Burns & Mara Brown

An Nguyen & Mike Taylor

Noémie Calderon & Catherine Voyer-Léger

Emily Marie Séguin & Jacqui Du Toit

Mikayla Gordon & Jamaal Jackson Rogers

Kina Forney & Tina Le Moine

Patricia Kenny & Heidi Conrod

Amy Penner & Sarah Patterson

Kenna McCall & Rachel Sendi-Mukasa




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Arts Network Ottawa knows how the Arts build strong communities. For more than 30 years, we have collaborated with communities to promote the creative, social and economic benefits of local Arts and will continue to do so. We provide an informed voice for a bilingual network, across the Ottawa region, of over 300 artists, cultural workers and arts organizations. As an arts service organization, we are an essential connection to opportunities, resources, programs and partnerships that advance careers and the sustainability of Ottawa’s arts community.

Arts Network Ottawa recognizes that the City of Ottawa was built on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territory. The Arts Network also recognizes the diversity of Ottawa’s artists and residents and both official languages.

This program is made possible through the generous financial support of Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council.

WorkInCulture’s mission is to support the people who work in the cultural sector through life-long career development and entrepreneurial and business skills training.
The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) brings together cultural workers and employers to address training, career development and other human resource issues.

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