Mentorship Program

KSMoCA’s Mentorship program pairs working artists and community leaders in the Portland area with K - 5th grade students at MLK Jr. public school in a long term mentorship relationship. Mentor-Mentee pairs meet weekly in an open studio format designed to foster, model and support the development of each student’s individual creative practice. Some pairs may produce artwork, but in this initiative we emphasize the importance of an artist mentorship relationship as formative to a young artist’s creative experiences.

The Mentorship Program provides the opportunity for young people to learn first-hand what it is like to be a creative or community leader while developing their individual voice. If you'd like to become an artist mentor, you can fill out the application here. 

Currently, there are nearly 30 artists in the 2018-2019 mentorship program. We start new mentorship cohorts twice a year: October and January. We will be in touch once the new cohort is beginning. The program is facilitated by Amanda Leigh Evans. Those who have questions can contact