Professional Development Opportunity

Making Our Mark II is a mentorship program from Arts & Disability Network Manitoba in partnership with Martha Street Studio. This program will provide up to 6 mid-career, professionally identified, local artists with disabilities the opportunity to explore the art of printmaking, digital art and professional art career practices. This initiative (started in 2013) is the first of its kind in the Winnipeg arts community, supporting the full inclusion of artists with disabilities within the contemporary arts stream through discourse and skill development identified by the artists themselves. Selected participants will receive technical training, full studio access and group directed professional development seminars. They will also meet and engage with group selected visiting artists and curators via presentations and critiques.

Martha Street Studio is a fully accessible and inviting creative space. An accessible entryway, washrooms and centrally located wheelchair lift make Martha Street Studio a more accessible and welcoming space for this city’s immensely talented community of artists with disabilities.

Although only open to members of ADNM, membership with ADNM is free to self-identified artists with disabilities.

Martha Street Studio is currently accepting program applications. If you are interested in being considered for the program, please submit the following:


  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Artist Statement (General)

  • Artist Bio

  • Up to 15 images of recent artwork in digital format (jpegs, 1800 pixels maximum longest side). Please include image list. Alternatively, you may send a link to a website, blog, Tumblr or Flickr account, but please clarify which 15 images you want considered with your application.

  • Statement describing your interest in the program and what you hope to achieve through the program.

Please email applications to  (cc to:, you may also send via snail mail to:

Program Coordinator

Making Our Mark II

c/o Martha Street Studio

11 Martha Street

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A2

Application deadline is extended to Friday, April 17, 2015.

Participation is free to selected artists.

Participating artists will be selected by representatives of Martha Street Studio and Arts and Disability Network Manitoba.

Only applicants that are short-listed will be contacted for interviews/studio visits.

Final selection will be made following the interview process.

If you have any questions about eligibility and disability, please contact ADNM @:

April 13, 2015