Public Art Mentorship Program
The mentorship program is open to Georgia artists or graduate students enrolled in a visual arts program who are seeking hands on experience with a public art commission. A stipend of $3000 to $5000 will be awarded to those chosen, to assist a professional artist who has been commissioned by Fulton County for a public artwork. The stipend award will depend upon the duration of the mentorship and project needs. The apprentices, in addition to the duties assigned to them by the artist, will be asked to document the project and submit reports to the Public Art Coordinator. Duties assigned to an apprentice by the artist (mentor) may include materials research, assistance at workshops and construction meetings, correspondence with collaborating parties and assistance in installation. Under the guidance of the Public Art Staff, commissioned artists have the opportunity to interview and select a candidate from the pool of mentorship applicants that interests him or her.