The Young Artist Mentorship Program is free to take part in and is supported by the NFA Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Committee.
The YAMP operates in two semesters—fall (September–December) and spring (January–May)—and consists of a group of three to four mentors and four to six mentees, meeting one-on-one monthly with their paired mentor and as a large group every month. Mentees are selected for one semester term only.
Throughout each semester, mentors and mentees meet to engage in career development activities such as (but not limited to): discussing career goals, cultivating networking opportunities, creating a digital presence, exploring grant and proposal opportunities, building a flute studio, and other related topics. Mentees are encouraged to formulate questions and project ideas related to their mentors' experience. These meetings will not serve as supplementary lessons.
Large group meetings
Every month, the mentees meet as a group. Group meetings act as networking opportunities and safe spaces where mentees can share their current projects and connect
with their fellow mentees as well as other YAMP mentors. These meetings involve two guest speakers, career development conversations, and discussions of individual mentee projects or strengths—a coming together where all involved benefit from the unique perspective and wisdom of the group as a whole.
Mentors for the Spring 2024 semester include:
Please read through the description above to ensure that you're suited to this program. In addition, each applicant must:
Applications are due by Friday December 15th, 2023, 11:59pm (Central US Time). The first group meeting will occur in early 2024.
If you have questions about the Young Artist Mentorship Program, send an email to Dr. Hasan at firstname.lastname@example.org.