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The Artists Training Program (ATP) is a unique four month Certificate Program offered within Studio A. ATP provides professional training for artists with psychiatric and other disabilities, who are interested in becoming self-employed artists.

Upon completion, artists will be prepared to promote and sell their work and will receive the Certificate of Completion. The Gateway Gallery and Craft Store will represent artists enrolled in the ATP Program and for six months following completion.

The ATP program was established in 2005. Artists spend six hours a week in the Gateway studio creating saleable artwork and three hours a week in a focused development seminar. Artists in ATP possess a strong interest in creating and selling their artwork. They are committed to working six hours a week in the Gateway studio and three hours in the seminar. Artists in this program develop portfolios of artwork with all necessary supporting materials. The seminar acts as a forum for the critique of in-progress and recently completed work, as well as a classroom for instruction.

Two staff facilitators, with art degrees and human service backgrounds, guide artists toward professional art careers and the receipt of a Certificate of Completion upon finishing the program.

Read our Artist Training Program Brochure to learn more.

How to Join

Artists interested in the program must be at least 18 years of age. Referral from MRC a plus but not required. Artists are encouraged to bring in examples of work while learning more about the program.

Contact

Carolyn Burns | burnsc@vinfen.org | 617-734-1577 x25 | Fax: 617- 734-3199