Partners is a mentoring program that matches an emerging artist with a disability or from another marginalized community with an established artist to work together for a year. Art Access pays the mentor artist and provides a budget for art supplies.

The main focus of the program is for the emerging artist to learn new artistic skills and about how to be a professional artist.

The Partners experience culminates in a group exhibit with all mentors and mentees sharing their work. We are grateful to the Bountiful Davis Art Center for hosting the exhibit for both 2020 and 2021 Partners in January 2022.

The application for Partners opens in December for the next calendar year and a link will be available here when it is open. If you have any questions, reach out to

Partners 2020

Joe Adams & Brian Kershisnik

Tyler Pierce & Namon Bills

Zubaidah Sadeq & Natalie Garza

Chrysalis Jiri & Jessica Hancock


Partners 2021

Partners 2022

If you are interested in participating in our Partners program in 2022, just click the button below and fill out the form.

Partners 2022