Emerging Artist Mentorship

Highly Talented, Well Trained and Ready to go Pro!

Art Without Limits pairs its emerging artists with a professional mentor for up to 1 year of guidance and are given mentorships at no charge. However, each is asked to contribute time and energy to AWoL, their respective mentors and future artists. Learn more about how you can give back in the spirit of “Giving Begets Giving”!

Want better insight on our Emerging Artist Mentorship Program? Check out some of our emerging artists who have come out of the program and gained guidance and expertise to pursue their career in the arts. Also, be sure to learn more about the wonderful mentors that helped make it happen!

We are now accepting applications for mentorships in all art disciplines for ages 16 and up (the sky is the limit) so, if you are interested, make sure to contact Art Without Limits Mentorship Director, Julie McLeod, at talent@awolsb.org.

Currently only accepting applications from Santa Barbara County and Tri-counties or artists willing to come to Santa Barbara for their Mentorship.

AWoL Emerging Artist Daniel Newman-Lessler. Mentored by Maestro Nir Kabaretti

AWoL Emerging Artist Daniel Newman-Lessler. Mentored by Maestro Nir Kabaretti


AWoL Emerging Artist Nolan Cope with Mentor James Kahn

AWoL Emerging Artist Nolan Cope with Mentor James Kahn

Chat With A Pro

Chat With A Pro is a brand new mentorship program for artists (10 years old and up) that are dreaming of an arts career, but do not have enough experience to know what they have to do to get there. Many artists know what they want to do or what they want to be at a very young age and through this program, AWoL will encourage and help guide them to get there!

The "pro" will discuss with the artist who to study with, where to take classes, and the work involved in developing a successful arts career. They will look over their portfolios and advise them. These artists will leave with the motivation and a clearer understanding of what it will take to build the skills necessary to move forward with their career in the arts. They have a chance to work with a pro and realize they can and will help them.

Currently only accepting applications from Santa Barbara County & Tri-counties.


Header Image: AWoL Emerging Artist Jackson Gillies performing with AWoL Mentor Randy Tico