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ARTS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM SANTA BARBARA

Did you know you can sponsor a dancer? Change a life by enabling a child to experience the healing and empowering gift of dance. We have dancers hoping for their sponsor to come along and ease the financial burden and give them the opportunity to train and thrive with their peers.

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.
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DANCE 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.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

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NO LIMITS

AMP believes dance should have no boundaries. NO LIMITS provides FREE programs that introduce children to the world of movement and expression.

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INCLUSION COALITION

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.

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RENT SUBSIDY

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.

DANCE HEALS

“If you dance with your heart, your body will follow. . .” -Mia Michaels

EVENTS, NEWS & PRESS

Grant Awarded!

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,

HIRING! Bilingual Program Support Specialist

Arts Mentorship Program (AMP) Bilingual Program Support Specialist Make a difference through the Arts!  The Executive Assistant collaborates with the Executive Director and our Affiliated Partners, SB Dance Arts, at the helm of a growing Arts Non-Profit that provides education and access to the arts for emerging artists and underserved youth.  The Program Support Specialist reports to[…]

Grant Awarded!

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

I Am Her. She Is Me. 2021

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

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WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

“AMP plays a vital role for the flamenco community as we prepare every year for celebration of Fiesta. We are so grateful for high quality and affordable rehearsal space.”
Corrie Jimenez
Spirit of Fiesta 2013
“It is so important that our most vulnerable populations have this safe place to grow, express, and create. . .and it is right in our backyard.”
Linda Locker
Transition House Volunteer
“Growing up, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to learn and grow through creativity and I wanted to give back to this community that has always supported me.”
Allison Towbes
Alumni & Donor

StAFF & BOARD OF DIRECTORS


AMP Staff

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RENÉ GARCÍA-HERNÁNDEZ (Él/He/Him)

Executive Director

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MARI OROZCO (Ella/She/Her)

Scholarship Manager & Family Liaison

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ALANA TILLIM (She/Her/Hers)

Affiliation Director, Company Director, & Founder

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SUNNY REICHERT (She/Her/Hers)

Assistant Company Director


AMP Board of Directors

The AMP Board is committed to providing creative guidance, mentorship, and financial support to young and emerging artists in the greater Santa Barbara area.
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ANGELA ANDRADE (She/Her/Hers)

Board President

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DEBBIE DARKE (She/Her/Hers)

Board Secretary

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MELIA MOORE (She/Her/Hers)

Board Treasure

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ERIKA MARTIN DEL CAMPO (Ella/She/Her/Hers)

Board Member

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FRANKIE FAIRWEATHER (She/Her/Hers)

Board Member

KIRSTEN ESCOBEDO (She/Her/Hers)

Board Member

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MEREDITH VENTURA (She/Her/Hers)

Board Member

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ALEX RAMOS (Él/He/Him)

Board Member


EMERITUS HONOREES

We are so thankful to our emeritus honorees who served AMP. We are grateful for your servant leadership and roles. Thank you!

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JANEAN ACEVEDO DANIELS

Board Member Emeritus

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LAUREN SERRANO

Mentor Emeritus

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FANI LOPEZ

Board Member Emeritus

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STEVEN LOVELACE

Mentor & Director Emeritus

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JAN HAHKA

Board Member Emeritus

The Arts Mentorship Program is a not-for-profit charitable organization that is so very grateful for the financial support of individuals, corporations, and foundations which enable us to fulfill our mission to make dance accessible to all no matter their circumstance in life.