Overview of the Program

What to Expect from the Mentor Program:

The Mentors choose the participants for the program by a blind application process. (See The Selection Process.) We accept between 20 and 30 participants. In 2018, the program will meet for one calendar year. We will have a kickoff event Jan or Feb 2018 in Las Vegas, and the final event will be the first weekend during the summer in Reno/Virgina City/Tahoe area. Specific location to be determined.

Following the retreat, the mentors and mentees will exchange critiques and revisions during the 6-month Mentor Program period.

The program culminates with a 3-day retreat/workshop (meals and lodging provided) for the mentors, mentees, and a guest editor/agent at St. Mary's Art Center in Virginia City, Nevada.

The price of the 2018/2019 mentorship program will be available after we determine our expenses. We have not made a profit for this program, but we do need to break even and make sure that all the mentors are adequately paid for their valuable time. 

There may be partial scholarships available, and applicants who are Nevada residents may also choose to apply for grant assistance from the Nevada Arts Council.

***Our class of 2015/2016 generously collected a partial scholarship that will be available for a 2018/2019 mentee! Thank you class of 2015/2016!***