Community Arts Mentorship Programming
It all started when…
I began working with the community of Stanley Mission, SK (located 485 km North of Saskatoon) for 5-weeks in January 2019 through a grant offered by the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange Society (SCES). Together we are now developing a program called CAMP, which stands for Community Arts Mentorship Programming. We were awarded a grant from the Saskatchewan Arts Board that will see a full-year Musician in Residency Program operated in Stanley Mission for September 2019 - September 2020, as well as the TD MusiCounts grant which allows the purchase of instruments for the program. We are focusing on providing free music lessons for the community and mentoring members to job-shadow the program operations.
This will be the first year running, and there are exciting new partnerships with Sask Music and Saskatchewan Mental Health that will see this program expand to meet the needs of the entire community. As well, Pinehouse, Sk has been chosen as our next community to be involved with, starting January 2020.