Mentor in Residence

The Mentor in Residence program assists artists working in all disciplines by providing mentorship support in career planning, project development and entrepreneurial skills through virtual consultation sessions with industry professionals.

Mentor meetings are being delivered over Zoom, Google Meets and/or phone calls while we observe physical distancing. Let us know if there is a diffeent method of technology that works best for you when you connect with your mentor. You can note your preferred method of communication and any accomodation requests when you register.

Eligibility: This program is free to access and is open to Toronto-based artists and/or arts workers.

Accessibility: Neighbourhood Arts Network is happy to book you accomodation as requested, including captioning and ASL interpretation for your sessions. Please indicate how we can support you on the registration form.


The Mentor in Residence Program, part of the COVID-19 Response Effort Initiatives of Toronto Arts Foundation, has been made possible by generous contributions from The Donner Canadian Foundation and Hermes Canada. For more information and to view a complete list of donors to the COVID-19 Response Effort Initiatives please click here.


Mentor In Residence was developed as a response to the challenges artists were facing during the pandemic. Many artists had been forced to cancel and postpone event based presentations, exhibitions, and other activities essential to their professional practices as a result of COVID-19. Many have had to pivot or shift their approach as a result. In partnership with North York Arts, Neighbourhood Arts Network launched a digital Mentor in Residence program to support artists in the reimagining of their work.