The Art Mentorship Society of Alberta is a non-profit art wellness organization that provides crucial access points for artists in Edmonton, Alberta. We offer assistance and resources for art opportunities that seek to promote and empower participants to create and develop professionally, connecting them with their community through art. Above all, we believe that artistic expression is a critical element in creating a healthy society.
By utilizing pre existing community support and facilities, AMSA acts as a satellite program that enables individuals to meet their needs for creativity and expression. Whether finding the right space, the right programing and/or education or the arts and cultural links and connections being sought by participants, AMSA strives to act as a community connector.
AMSA sees Edmonton as a growing and vibrant hub; where individuals and collectives can feel safe to express in their various mediums, to be heard, and to connect as a diverse cultural collective. Our goal is to add to the greater image of our city and the role in which the arts, expression and creation play in the health and wellness of our society.
AMSA has recognized that there is a need for hands-on and experience-based learning by way of mentorship. We see a need to help connect emerging/curious creatives with professional/senior artists of various mediums and backgrounds. Examples in the types of mentorship can include, but not limited to: photography, sculpture, printmaking, graphic design, installation, painting, group, performance art and curation. We hope to expand community partnerships in order to inspire, explore, maintain, develop and celebrate cross cultural expression and creation. We succeed through support and partnerships and AMSA strives to be an integral liaison between educators, art makers and community programs.
Studio space to collectively create
Mentorships between emerging and established artists
Drop in classes / workshops
Networking within the Arts and Culture Community in Edmonton
Events and Fundraisers
We offer services on a sliding scale and no one is ever turned away for financial reasons.