FREE Short Term Mentorships

Are you a Washington-based artist looking for a mentor?

Artists Up—a collaborative between the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, and Washington State Arts Commission—is connecting artists with mentors through Mentorly, an artist-owned and -operated online mentorship platform.

Apply for an Artists Up Mentorly Scholarship to receive 4 free online sessions with an artist-mentor of your choice. Mentors are available for:

  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Public Art Projects
  • Art to Facilitate Difficult Conversations
  • Fictional Writing
  • Teaching Art
  • Music
  • Dance and Choreography
  • Playwright
  • Theatre Production
  • Animator
  • Zine Creation
  • Woodcarving
  • Traditional, Cultural Art

The deadline to apply is January 30, 2023, 5 p.m. Pacific. Extra points are given to applications received early in the submission process, don’t delay. Under-resourced communities are encouraged to apply.

Apply for an Artists Up Mentorly Scholarship

In The News

‘Battle to save quirky house that nobody knew about until owner’s death’

to outsider art: you feel like you’re seeing art in a purer, more primal form. An environment takes it to a different level. There’s a complete, one hundred percent commitment to whatever vision they’ve got because they’re sleeping it. They’re eating in it. And that’s quite a thing to behold. With environments like these, you get a complete work of art that somebody is living in and that they’ve established the rules. It’s like a personal universe.”


Beauty in glass

Pink Seaform Set, glass sculpture, made in 1984 by Dale Chihuly, photo by Terry Brennan
Pink Seaform Set, glass sculpture, made in 1984 by Dale Chihuly, photo by Terry Brennan

A new museum is opening in Shoreview, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, that will display the private art collection of an art lover and philanthropist named Gerald Cafesjian. This includes the above piece by Dale Chihuly, who along with his wife Leslie Jackson Chihuly are supporters of Path with Art. Her personal story has been a great inspiration to me. I encourage people to watch the conversation she had with Holly Jacobson.


Another photo from Rio

Long-time PWA Participant Artist Dragonsong wants to share another photo from her trip to Rio de Janeiro in 2007.

“We visited the huge and awe-inspiring statue of Christ. It is a magnificent monument.”

The statue is called Christ the Redeemer, or in Portuguese, Cristo Redentor. The style is Art Deco. It was designed by a French sculptor named Paul Landowski and built by engineers Heitor da Silva Costa, a Brazilian, and Albert Caquot, a Frenchman.

Previously, Dragonsong shared a photo of a sunset from the same trip.