Volunteer with KSMoCA

The KSMoCA Artist Mentorship program pairs working artists in the Portland area with K - 8th grade students at MLK Jr. public school in a long-term mentorship relationship. Volunteer mentors spend an hour a week with their mentee in an open studio that is designed to foster, model and support the development of individual creative practice. 

The Artist Mentorship Program provides focused one-on-one support that we hope to extend to each student at the school, and creates opportunities for mentees to experience first-hand what it is like to be an artist. Each mentor is paired with a selected student with the hope that they will form a meaningful relationship over the course of the school year and can explore artistic approaches that interest both people.

If you'd like to become an artist mentor, you can fill out the application here. Those who have questions can contact