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Arts Mentorship Program

Organization Mission

Arts Mentorship Program (AMP) provides creative guidance, mentorship, and financial support to young, emerging performing artists in the Santa Barbara area who wouldn’t otherwise have these opportunities. AMP provides four core programs: Scholarship Mentorship Program, Rent Subsidy Program, No Limits, and Student Performance Companies.

Social Change Project:

The Scholarship Mentorship Program provides financial support, creative guidance, and mentorship to low-income and at-risk youth pursuing dance education in Santa Barbara. Students ages 4-18 progress from beginning to advanced in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and tap at Santa Barbara Dance Arts (AMP’s home studio), allowing them to have the same experience as the most affluent students in our community. No Limits works in tandem and is an entirely free, four-week dance program with two classes: an adaptive dance class for students with disabilities and an all-access class for students with limited financial resources. Participants conclude with a performance at our student-produced showcase in the spring.

Thank you so much Scholarship Mentorship Program (AMP) for providing my daughter with a scholarship. I didn’t have any idea that she loved to dance until she started dancing at Santa Barbara Dance Arts! Not only does she love to dance her heart out, she loves all the staff. I’m very grateful that my daughter has the opportunity to do what she loves the most. She would go to dance class every day if she could! Thank you so much. I appreciate it!

- Sara B