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Arts Mentorship Program



The Arts Mentorship Program opportunity 2018 was a chance for artists in York Region to connect, learn, and grow through one-on-one mentorship with an experienced artist within their discipline. YRAC identified a need for community building and professional development opportunities for artists in York Region. Through this program, we connected artists to provide a platform for learning and growth in the community. Artists seeking mentorship were paired with a mentor in their area of expertise.

Find out more about our mentor-mentee duos below!

Art Curation
Mentor: Sharon Guam-Kuchar
Mentee: Leonara Buskin

Film & Production
Mentor: Sean Cisterna
Mentee: Anand Pavamani

Mentor: Ale Groen
Mentee: Arlene John-Chuan

Art Business
Mentor: Lis Simpson
Mentee: Lucy WIttenberg

Mentor: Paula Coop Mcrory
Mentee: Terri Mittelmann

Visual Art
Mentor: Jeff Nye
Mentee: Sharon Kirsch

Mentor: Kirsty Stevenson
Mentee: Lea Tzembelicos

Mentor: Kevin Ker
Mentee: Marcus Schwan

Mentor: Ron Clifford
Mentee: Julie Williams

Mentor: Wojtek Biczysko
Mentee: Jim Canale

If you have any questions about the Arts Mentorship Program, please contact Ganesh Thavarajah, Program Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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