Mentoring Program Information
The Kent Bellows Mentoring Program education process is individualized, building on a foundation of one-on-one attention from mentors and peer-to-peer learning. The program is designed to support the needs of emerging youth artists and is shaped by talents of the professional artist community and the fundamentals of fine arts practices. Each program offers challenging, investigative discussions and workshops that encourage students to explore, observe, think, and create. While developing discipline and professional expertise, students also work to infuse Omaha with intellectual and cultural capital.

Getting Involved
Involvement in the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program is by application. Prospective students complete an online application form and may be asked to participate with their parent/guardian in an interview that includes a review of samples of their art.

We seek high school teens with diverse backgrounds who are passionate about the arts and committed to their own education. Past experience with art is encouraged but not required. Instead, we look for people who are interested in having new artistic adventures in a creative community. We are dedicated to an enrollment with student representation from throughout the Omaha - Council Bluffs metro area. Student application and interview materials are reviewed by staff members and a committee of community volunteers. Interviewed applicants are notified by mail regarding admissions decisions prior to program start.

Currently enrolled students may make a payment here.

For photos and updates on the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program and other events and programs for teens at the Museum, follow Teens at Joslyn on Facebook. Are you a KBMP alum? If so please see our Kent Bellows Mentoring Program Alumni Facebook Group.

Also check out the Teens @ Joslyn page on our website.

Student Admissions

Now accepting applications for 2019.
Click here to complete an application.
Questions? Contact Sophie Newell, Kent Bellows Mentoring Program Coordinator, at (402) 991-0049 or by email.