art heals and dance changes lives
Arts Mentorship Program (AMP) mission statement is to provide creative guidance, mentorship, and financial support to young and emerging performing artists in the Santa Barbara area who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity. AMP provides four core programs: Scholarship Mentorship Program, Rent Subsidy Program, NO Limits, and Student Performance Companies.
AMP partners with Santa Barbara Dance Arts to run four Student Dance Companies. Company members receive formal dance training, while also being trained in philanthropy and mentorship.
AMP awards need-based scholarships to youth whose families face financial and/or medical hardships. We work closely with local non-profits to bring the gift of dance to our community’s most vulnerable populations.
AMP believes dance should have no boundaries. NO LIMITS provides FREE programs that introduce children to the world of movement and expression.
The Inclusion Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness about different perspectives, create safe and brave spaces to elevate issues surrounding BIPOC, mental health, body positivity, LBGTQ+, feminism, disabilities, and intersectionality.
The AMP Rent Subsidy Program plays a vital role in supporting the artists that make incredible events possible by providing 40 hours per week of studio space. Each year we serve over 200 performing artists and thousands of their constituents.
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With support from the California Arts Council, ARTS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM has been awarded an ARTS & CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS GENERAL OPERATING RELIEF grant to continue to provide creative guidance, mentorship, and financial assistance to young and emerging performing artists in the Santa Barbara area who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity. Thank you for believing in us! http://tiny.cc/CACGrantees2021 #ArtsCA
We are working on a new date for this beloved event, please standby “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance,” ~Verna Myers tells Cleveland Bar