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Mentor Apprentice Program

The Peoria Art Guild is proud to announce the 2019/2020 Mentor Apprentice Program supported by PNC. MAP was initiated in the mid 1990’s as a response to reduced arts funding in our schools. Through this program we wish to nurture budding talent among our community’s youth. While the program structure has evolved since its inception over 20 years ago, the original aim is the same: to foster the growth or individual artistic talent through immersion in a collaborative and creative environment. Targeting Junior and Senior High school aged students, this 16 week, free program pairs a small group of youth apprentices with professional, established mentor artists who specialize in diverse mediums.

In order to be considered for acceptance into this free program, all interested students must:

  • Submit an application form HERE

  • Submit a teacher recommendation form to info@peoriaartguild.org

  • Schedule a portfolio review

Portfolios should include four to ten of the student’s best pieces of work. A variety of media is ideal, but not necessary. All work must be clean with no torn edges, Digital images may be may be submitted in lieu of work too large to transport, Students should also include a sketchbook with their portfolio.

Deadline: December 20th, 11:59pm