PlatteForum, a Denver-based nonprofit youth development and artist-in residence program, has partnered with the New York Foundation for the Arts to launch the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program in Denver.

The program will provide one-on-one mentoring, group learning and nationwide networking events; as well as opportunities for established, professional artists to act as mentors. It will be facilitated by Eriko Tsogo, a Mongolian American cross-disciplinary artist based in Colorado.

The program will begin in February and conclude in the summer of 2021, culminating with an art exhibition hosted by PlatteForum.

Applicants to be an immigrant artist mentee should currently live within the seven-county, Denver-metro area, but either the artist or their parents were born outside of the United States. Refugees are welcome to apply.

Students enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program may not apply unless they will be graduated before the program starts. It is open to artists from all disciplines, including performing, literary, visual, multi-disciplinary, and folk and traditional arts.

The Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Denver is a competitive program and free of charge to accepted participants.

Deadline for applications is Jan. 13.

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For more information on Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Denver or to receive updates on the program, sign up to be on PlatteForum’s email list or follow PlatteForum on social media. Additional questions about the program and/or inquiries about applying to becoming a mentor may be addressed to PlatteForum’s creative programming manager Esther Hernandez at