How to apply to the OWCA Mentorship Program
Jul 31, 2013 // By:owca // No Comment
THIS PROGRAM IS STILL BEING DEVELOPED: When this program is revised and approved by the board, we will be taking applications.
All Applicants must contact a member of the OWCA board to request participation in the Mentorship Program and then submit a Project Proposal before the board. The OWCA President via email will accept a Sponsorship Project Proposal by the 15th of the month from a prospective board mentor or the applicant them selves.
FOR NOW, SEND QUERIES TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once a Mentorship Program Project Proposal application is scheduled on the board agenda, applicant will be asked to make a presentation at the scheduled board meeting. Generally, applications will be read and decided upon in the meeting following the OWCA president’s reception of the application. The OWCA board meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Please see our calendar for more information.
A member of the OWCA board will mentor applicant during the above mentioned application process. The board may assign or change the appointment of a mentor during the presentation to the board by the applicant.
A mentor of an applicant that has their project accepted will be responsible for writing a contract between the applicant and the OWCA Board. The details of this contract will be discussed in a board meeting.
Please Note: Applicants with disabilities that prevent them from completing the application process may request help from board members. Following this communication, the board will discus and assign a mentor to help in compiling the application and support the applicant during the process.
General Requirements for Proposals:
- Applicants need not be OWCA members to apply
- Applicant must be female
- Applicant must not be a corporation of any kind
- Project must take less then one year to complete
- If a Mentorship Project Proposal is rejected an applicant may resubmit a revised project proposal with in a year from the rejection date and not pay any additional fees.
- Mentorship Project Proposal must be no longer then 10 pages in 12-point font and submitted by email.
- Mentorship Project Proposal must include:
- Applicant name: full legal name
- Title of project:
- Date submitted: mm/dd/yy
- Dates of project: mm/dd/yy–mm/dd/yy
- Location: where project will be conducted
Project Mission Statements for Applicants:
What is the goal of project and why this project should be supported by the OWCA? Please indicate your personal reason(s) why you wish to head this project. A projected list of persons who will be working on the project and/or who will benefit from this project. A resume of Project/creative director. Include three references. A minimum of 3 or maximum of 10 images of examples of artist’s work that represent the type of work the artist will produce by completion of project. Management plan that includes a timeline for execution of the project
A. Item Cost Date
B. Explanation of any line items of previous expenditures.
C. Fundraising plan
Acceptance of Mentorship Project Proposal
Applicants must use OWCA logos properly throughout the duration of the project. Artist must consult PR Secretary, before sending any publication via email or other means that indicate their affiliation to the OWCA. Project will be required to use OWCA branding in all advertisements, social media, and printed material. Final written reports must be submitted within 4 months from the completion of project. This date will be defined with in the Mentorship contract. A subcommittee made of non-NWCA and OWCA members must consist of three or more persons. Subcommittee list in the proposal does not need to be complete in the application in order to apply for mentorship and may be a goal of mentorship.
Fee for application
Must be paid before application will be scheduled for presentation at a board meeting. Fees are non refundable.
$15 WCA/OWCA members $20 non-members
Fee for projects
Must be paid after acceptance and contract had been signed and before first meeting with assigned mentor.
- Projects that are 3 months long or less $60 non-member $30 member-6 meetings 30 min.
- Projects that are 6 months long or less $120 non-member $60 member-12 meetings 30 min.
- Projects that are 12 months long or less $200 non-member $100 member-24 meetings 30 min.
To qualify for discounted membership fee you must have paid for the current calendar year or pay at the time of application.
Termination of mentorship
If the board finds for any reason that the mentored artist is not using funds properly, or has misinformed the board of the nature of them selves or their project, or violated any terms of project contract and the above-mentioned requirements for project mentorship of the project a mentorship may be terminated. Fees are non-refundable upon termination of project or for any other resaon. If a mentor fails for any reason to complete their obligations a complaint can be made and a new mentor with be assign if complaint is credible. If complaint is not valid mentorship will be terminated.