Created in 1991, Partners is a mentoring program that matches an emerging artist with a disability with an established artist for 25 hours of collaborative mentoring in the artists’ creative medium. Both artists are paid for their time on the project, and a materials stipend is provided.  

The main focus of the program is for the emerging artist to learn new artistic skills and about how to be a professional artist. Additional career development opportunities are offered throughout the year.

The Partners experience culminates in a group exhibit with all emerging and established artists sharing their work. We are grateful to the Bountiful Davis Art Center for hosting the Partners 2022 Exhibit January 13th to February 25th, 2023.

Tyler Pierce working on a painting

Partners Application

Applications for the Partners 2023 season are currently closed. Please check back in November 2023 to apply as an emerging artist.

Become a Mentor

Partners relies on mentors in many different mediums to support our program! If you are interested in participating in our Partners program as an established-artist mentor, please click the button below and fill out our interest form. We accept applications all year round. Please contact with any questions. 

Mentor Interest Form