Essentials of Mentorship Workshop with Shawna Dempsey and Adriana Alarcón

$50; Register online or by calling 204-949-9490

This three-hour workshop will explore the dynamic of the mentor/mentee relationship. The afternoon will be active and fun, as attendees participate in a variety of activities designed to highlight their own experiences, strengths, skills and gifts, as well as some of the challenges in establishing a mutual mentorship vision. Topics discussed will include: defining structure, boundaries and expectations; avoiding pitfalls and negotiating conflict; and creating closure. The workshop will also explore learning models and will offer a variety of approaches and practical advice. It is an excellent how-to for anyone considering setting up a mentorship program, anyone who will be mentoring or anyone who works in peer-based arts education. It is based on MAWA’s experience as a pioneer in the field of arts mentorship for the past 35 years.

Artist and MAWA Co-ED Shawna Dempsey has mentored for MAWA, Video Pool and Crossing Communities. She has also taught mentoring workshops for Visual Arts Ontario, Visual Arts Nova Scotia and CARFAC Saskatchewan, among others. MAWA Program and Outreach Coordinator Adriana Alarcón leads MAWA’s Foundation Mentorship Program.

MAWA is a ground level accessible space, with an accessible entrance and washrooms. ASL is provided upon request, with two weeks notice. Service animals are welcome; pets are not. We request that all guests refrain from wearing scented products out of respect for those with sensitivities. MAWA programming is open to participants of all genders unless otherwise noted. MAWA’s washrooms are gender neutral.

During the day, there is metered street parking in front of MAWA for $2.50/hour. After 5:30pm and on Sundays, street parking is available free of change. There are several paid lots nearby, including Sports Manitoba on Pacific Ave. and a public lot at Main St. and Logan Ave. that charge $2 for the first hour and $1 for each additional hour. Participants can no longer park for free in the old Mitchell’s Fabric parking lot.

MAWA can be easily reached by public transit. The northbound bus stops 60 paces from MAWA’s door and is serviced by bus routes 15, 16, 18, 20, 44, 45 and 47. The southbound bus stop is across Main St. from MAWA, 80 paces from the door, and is serviced by bus routes 3 (a free bus), 15, 16, 18, 20, 26, 44, 45 and 47.

MAWA opens 30 minutes before each program is due to begin.

For other access requests, or if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact the office at 204-949-9490 or email [email protected]