Wall-to-Wall Mentorship Program

Wall-to-Wall Mentorship Program


This program allows for youth (ages 15 - 29) to strengthen their skills and professional development in different areas of artistry with industry professionals. This programming are for youth with a strong interest in the following areas; drag, music development, vocal performance, dance, mural making, screen printing, photography, digital design and more. 


DANCE

Are you wanting to develop your dance skills? Come and learn a group routine at Studio 393 to perform on Nuit Blanche!

MUSIC

If you want to focus on songwriting or performance, we got you. You can choose to perform on stage at Nuit Blanche or simply work on your skills with Sierra Noble and Malcolm-Jay

PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn digital studio photography and site documentation from the one and only Carla Fernandes!

DRAG

Learn the basics of the art form of Drag! From make-up to wigs to performance, you'll be learning from the pros!

DIGITAL DESIGN AND SCREEN PRINTING

Work with the Wall-to-Wall Designer Trevor Thomas to help design this year's poster! Then, come to Martha Street Studio to learn how to screen print the final product.

DJ 

Come through Studio 393 to get familiar with the art of DJing! We have all the equipment on site so you can learn the medium on site. If you want to perform a set with the crew, keep your calendar open for Nuit Blanche on September 24th!

MURAL MAKING

Work with Winnipeg Graffiti/Mural Legend Pat Lazo to create a mural start to finish! This will be a one week intensive program aimed at emerging artists ready to take their artwork to the streets.

Please note:

Because the Mentorship Program is a condensed program, please just choose one sector! 

We're so excited to learn with you!

2022 Mentors

Sierra Noble (Music)

Entering the music industry at a young age can have profound effects on an artist’s personal and professional journey, and Sierra Noble knows this well. The Winnipeg singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, released their first album of traditional Métis fiddle music as a teenager, followed by the well-received Possibilities, and later, City of Ghosts. Over the course of these albums Noble honed their skills as a songwriter while garnering widespread attention, which led them to opening for Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, and Johnny Reid, and as a featured performer for the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. Noble’s original music has been included in TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Switched at Birth, and Parenthood, and in films such as CBC’s Humboldt: The New Season, 40 Weeks, and Fostering Hope.

Malcolm-Jay (Music)

Malcolm-Jamal Wilson (he/him) is a Winnipeg-based hip hop artist known as “Malcolm-Jay” that has been active for the past decade, bringing a soulful and energetic presence to the scene nationally and around the world.  He has performed at festivals such as Focus Wales (UK), New Skool Rules (Netherlands), Richmond World Festival (BC), Real Love and BreakOut West (YK/BC). He has released several projects, among them The Enemy Within, which charted number 2 on Canadian campus hip hop radio. 

Malcolm is equally engaged helping others find their voice in music. He offers hands-on production/songwriting workshops on a regular basis to inner city youth, working with organizations such as Ndinawe Youth Outreach, Studio 393, Northern Touch Music Festival, The Manitoba Youth Centre, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Sarasvati Productions.



Feather Talia (Drag)

Feather is a two spirit indigiqueer Drag Queen who had started drag in Regina Sk, but now resides in Winnipeg Manitoba. She is the pride of Muskowekwan First Nation, and represents her culture within her performances and makeup skills. Feather Talia is heavily involved with groups such as the “Sunshine Bunch”, which is a group of drag artist who reside in the home of the Sunshine House and is a big part of “The Bannock Babes”. Since moving to Winnipeg, Feather has been given the title: Indigiqueer drag Comedian. When Feather is performing, She is here to bring you some sass, yet outrageously funny entertainment! She will either have you gagged with her stunts or your guts hurting from laughter! You can find feather on any social media platforms @FeatherTalia, but I do warn you! You will be delightfully amazed!

DJ Tayne (DJ)

Christine Cosino, known as DJ TAYNE has been described as an open-format / multi-genre DJ. Although she has been playing at multiple venues, her main musical selection varies from R&B, neo-soul, hip-hop, underground rap, afrobeats, reggae, and dancehall, Tayne is strongly influenced by the art and culture of music, and her musical selections are her own therapy. “When words fail, music speaks.”


Although Tayne has had a few nightclub residencies, playing at lounges, private events, patios, weddings, and socials, her love for music goes beyond the spectrum of mixing tunes. She has partnered with a variety of clients and a wide range of events in her city and throughout Canada. 



Boma (Dance)

Boma is a Nigerian-Canadian Hip-hop & Afrobeats dancer who has participated in various dance battles within Winnipeg, Manitoba including, "Who's the illest?', 'Heat The Streets!' and '7 to smoke'.She is a former member of Boss Dance Team where she started her dance journey. After BOSS, she began teaching kids and youth with the after school programme, Graffiti Art Programming at Studio 393, and at different rec centres throughout the city.  She continues to maintain the mindset of always growing and learning. She is passionate about what she does and wants to share her love of dance and introduce a new style of dance to the Winnipeg community. 

Alia Ross (Dance)

My name is Alia Ross and i have been a dancehall dancer for 3 years now!  I am also a gymnastics instructor as well as a choreographer! With a caribbean background, my love for dancehall sparked from many trips to Jamaica in the past years. I was quickly accepted in the amazing dancehall community where i have now made it my goal to share the culture and spread the love of dancehall with others! Dancehall dancing became my passion. Dancehall is a bout unity and that i what i plan to bring to Winnipeg! 

Trevor Thomas (Graphic Design)

Hey! I’m Trevor. A Winnipeg-based Graphic Designer and Illustrator with over five years of experience. I aim to create expressive and ambitious visuals in a wide range of mediums. 

Carla Hernandes (Photo)

Finding comfort in the visual arts, Carla Hernandez is a passionate storyteller in front and behind the camera lens. Her main form of expressing her creativity is through videography, but she also documents moments using photography. Carla’s inspiration to tell stories comes from every person with a struggle story, whether she can relate to it or not. As Carla is member of the LGBTQ+ and Latinx community, she is driven to bring awareness, education and support through her art to give back.

Studio 393

Studio 393 is a free youth-led arts studio & an initiative of Winnipeg’s Graffiti Art Programming Inc. dedicated to connecting emerging artists to each other and to community organizations that will help them grow as individuals and artists. We offer Studio Recording Facilities; workshops on beat making and sound engineering; Dance classes in Hip Hop Choreo and Breaking; Art Workshops, Poetry, Broadcast Journalism, Beading and DJing. We are a program that offers performances and art exhibitions opportunities for young emerging artists while providing a safe meeting place where young people can network and build community. If you are 12-29 we offer mentorships, workshops on resume writing, job search techniques, grant writing and professional development in the music and visual arts industry. 393 is an Arts based, youth drop-in centre, located at 393 Portage Avenue.

Contact Us

Please contact info@synonymartconsultation.com for any questions!

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