Dotted Line Project Mentorship Program

By Editorial Team on January 22, 2019
Courtesy of Barbara Januszkiewicz.
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Be a Mentor.
Find a mentor.
DMV artists helping other DMV artists on the Dotted Line Project.

The Dotted Line Project is a group on Facebook that has dialogues on current issues about visual arts in our community here in the metro DC area. The founder and it’s administrator  Barbara Januszkiewicz also an visual artist saw a need for a platform where visual artists can discuss common concerns, address challenges, problem-solve, share ideas and connect with other creatives in the DC community.

Now the Dotted Line Project is offering mentorships for DMV artists. Artists helping artists, like paying it forward.  “We have so much wonderful talent here in the beltway area we just needed a way for us the connect and this program just makes it easier for artists to help on a one to one level,”- Januszkiewicz.

Get started, list yourself as a Mentor or wanting a mentor.

First to help someone you need to create a profile as a Mentor.
Say a bit about yourself and what you’re looking for support with, or how you might be able to support someone else.  Share your experience to help another group member. Say a bit about yourself and what you’re looking for support with, or how you might be able to support someone else.

Who can become a mentor?
Anyone who has experience and a skill to share can offer support in the Mentorship program. Your mentor’s advice is their own opinion, and not that of The Dotted Line Project’s  admin(s) or Facebook. All participation is voluntary, your mentor’s advice is not meant to substitute professional advice.

Get Help. Find a group member whose experience can help you grow.
Find a Mentor. Find a Partner. Browse profiles of potential mentorship partners. Contact someone who seems like a good fit and see if you hit it off.

Discuss mentorship goals and get helpful Messenger prompts that encourage you to make progress together, week-by-week.

Mentors and mentees get step-by-step guidance. The progress through a guided program that encourages them to check in with each other weekly.

Mentorship is built with privacy and safety in mind. All communications between a mentor and mentee is visible only to the pair. People can report issues to Facebook, and they have access to the same reporting and blocking features available elsewhere on Facebook. Mentorship is only available to people 18 years and older.

The goal is to build tools that help artist get the support they need. We hope that Mentorship makes it easier for the DC metro artist to build relationships that help them reach their goals.

Apply here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/822712871142849/