Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program offers an interdisciplinary arts studio and professional artist support that encourages teens to explore, observe, think, and create in the arts. Three semesters per year, professional artist mentors are matched with about 70 high school teens who are provided an opportunity to find personal inspiration, gain technical skills, and build a portfolio. Teens and mentors meet after school in an environment that provides a balance of freedom and support, diverse art practice, and which encourages community involvement.

Teens! Applications are now being accepted. Click here for the Students page.

Annette & Paul Smith Visual Arts Scholarship
The Annette & Paul Smith Visual Arts Scholarship will award $1000 to one KBMP mentee who enrolls in classes at Metro Community College and intends to explore career fields in the visual arts. This includes new graduates intending to enroll part time or full time, as well as high school and home school students who would like to take college level classes before graduating.

This scholarship is graciously supported by Bob Benzel and Gerry Sullivan.

Generous support for Joslyn's Kent Bellows Mentoring Program provided by:

Dixon Family Foundation
H. Lee and Carol Gendler Charitable Fund
The Gifford Foundation
Great Plains Communications
Iowa West Foundation
Jetton Fund
Kiewit Companies Foundation
Midlands Community Foundation
Omaha Steaks
Amy L. Scott Foundation
Annette and Paul Smith
Tides Foundation
Wells Fargo