Immigrant Arts Mentorship Program

In the Media

March 13, 2021

ICAI is excited to announce the Immigrant Arts Mentorship Program (IAMP). IAMP is a program for immigrant and refugee newcomer artists and/or arts administrators to connect, learn, and grow through one-on-one mentorship with an experienced colleague in their artistic discipline. ICAI has identified a need for community building and professional development for immigrants especially newcomer creatives in Calgary and through this program, we want to provide a platform for learning and growth. All applicants seeking mentorship will be paired with a mentor with experience in the area in which they seek mentorship.


IAMP is open to individuals who are artists (any form of art), arts administrators, cultural leaders, and others with similar aspirations. The information sessions for IAMP will be on


Thursday, March 18th, 2021; 5 pm – 6:30 pm or

Sunday, March 21st, 2021; 5 pm – 6:30 pm


Please click here to register for the information session that best suits your schedule: here


The Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI) is an arts council based in Calgary, Alberta. The council was founded in January 2019 with the expressed purpose of connecting newcomer and immigrant artists with the existing arts community in Calgary, providing these artists with access to needed resources and helping them turn their passion and creativity into thriving careers or businesses. ICAI actively encourages diversity of expression and culture through the creation of a safe and welcoming community where newcomer and immigrant artists feel confident to showcase their artwork and distinct cultural identities.


This program is supported by Rozsa Foundation and Calgary Arts Development.


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This program is being managed by Smitha Varghese, Programs Manager, ICAI, (TSP alumna).