MentorMe Initiative

The MentorME Initiative offers a progressive development of training through mentorship, consultations and forums that provides important transferable skills for career goals conducted in a time frame that allows for contemplation and gestation. dance Immersion incorporates the African tradition where "Art is not separated but seen as a whole" and it is with this concept that we have approached programming activities.

This 21 month program is made up of 2 components that will nurture administrators and artists in a  plan of action that encompasses coaching, forums, workshops, and a self directed project. 

Component 1 Starters - Focuses on identifying career goals and objectives. This stage offers an opportunity to gain important transferable employable skills needed to achieve career goals.  It provides skill development through activities that identify, clarify and support your goals alongside career oriented mentorship.

Component 2 Leaders Role - Focuses on Administrators and Artists manifesting their goals using acquired knowledge from Component 1.  This stage concentrates on implementing ideas into a project that may include local, national or international opportunities.

Submission Deadline: Friday January , 2017

Duration of Program: March 2017 – December 2018

Submission Information


CALL TO ARTISTS


dance Immersion is accepting proposals from Administrators/Artists

Who wish to participate in an MentorME Initiative

Submission Deadline: Friday January 27, 2017

Duration of Program: March 2017 until December 2018

The MentorME Initiative offers a progressive development of training through mentorship, consultations and forums that provide important transferable skills for career goals conducted in a time frame that allows for contemplation and gestation.

This 21 month program is made up of 2 components that will nurture administrators and artists in a  plan of action that encompasses coaching, forums, workshops, and a self directed project.  

Component 1 Starters - Focuses on identifying career goals and objectives. This stage offers an opportunity to gain important transferable employable skills needed to achieve career goals.  It provides skill development through activities that identify, clarify and support your goals alongside career oriented mentorship.

 Component 2 Leaders Role - Focuses on Administrators and Artists manifesting their goals using acquired knowledge from Component 1.  This stage concentrates on implementing ideas into a project that may include local, national or international opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria:

Application is open to individuals of all disciplines who demonstrate a creative spark, ambition and leadership potential.  The program will nurture a total of 6 individuals(3-administrators, 3-artists).  Administrators include practicing artists who want to focus on learning administrative skills.

  • Applicant is an administrator or artist
  • Actively practicing and/or in operation for a minimum of two consecutive years or more
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Commitment  to full 21 month program 

Application Process & Submission Requirements

Submission Deadline: Friday January 27, 2017


It is mandatory that you submit your application and support material via Dropbox to mentorship@danceimmersion.ca before midnight on Friday January 27, 2017. Support material must be submitted in video, JPG or PDF format.

Applicants should submit:

  • Name, contact number and email
  • Letter of intent on why you want to participate in the program and what you hope to accomplish, outlining your art practice/business (maximum 500 words)
  • CV or Resume
  • Bio (200 words) with head shot

Administrators Support Material – can be one or a combination of the following

  • References for administrative work you have participated in
  • Samples  of event/product/service flyers or brochures (JPG or PDF format), label files with a number, your name and title (ex. 01_NzingaBaou_WorkshopFlyer) (maximum 4)

Artists Support Material – can be one or a combination of the following

  • 5 JPG images of recently completed work; 300 dpi, 1024 X 768 pixels, label image files with a number, your name and title of piece (ex. 01_KwameAduo_Adinkrasymbols)
  • Samples of event/product/service flyers or brochures (JPG or PDF format), label files with a number, your name and title (ex. 01_NzingaBaou_WorkshopFlyer) (maximum 4)
  • Maximum 2 minute video (send link to online YouTube or Vimeo video and cue number for viewing) (maximum 4)

Selection Process

After all applications are received there will be a short list selected based on meeting the eligibility criteria, full completion of application, and ability to commit to the full duration of the program.  Short listed candidates will be notified by Monday February 6, 2017 and will be subject to an interview.  The final selection of 6 participants will be notified by Monday February 20th to begin the program in March 2017.

Accepted applications will be required to pay a program fee of $100.00

Notification of Results

Acceptance notifications will be issued by email and or phone. Due to the volume of submissions, only those accepted into the program will be contacted.