Emerging Artist Mentorship

CAL's emerging artist mentorship program is designed to increase accessibility to meaningful engagement with the arts for underserved populations, specifically youth, ages 13-18, in the Columbia area community.

We believe a well-designed mentorship program can have a deep and lasting impact on students’ lives. The thoughtful pairing of an interested student with a caring adult who is passionate about their field of study can be beneficial for the student as well as the mentor. Working one on one with a caring, professional artist, protégés gain self-confidence, commitment to task, and a feeling of creative accomplishment.  For the mentors, helping to nurture young talent can be highly rewarding and strengthen their own commitment to and engagement with community.