Introducing the 2023
June 12–July 28, 2023APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
FOR TRANSFEMME ARTISTS & ARTS WORKERS
CLICK HERE TO APPLY
BY JUNE 04, 2023, 11:59PM.
The Venus Fest Mentorship Program is an 8-week, Toronto-based program for early-career musicians and music professionals who have faced barriers in the music industry, taking place this year from June 5 to July 28, 2023. Participants receive one-on-one mentorship sessions with a professional musician or industry expert. These sessions are online, one hour per week for 8 weeks. The program also includes 2 in-person peer-to-peer sharing sessions, 3 in-person workshop sessions with guest artists in Toronto, and a care package designed to support wellbeing. Mentees receive an honorarium of $500 for their full participation.
This program is geared towards artists and arts workers of underrepresented identities/genders. Within this, we especially encourage applications from artists/arts workers who are QT/BIPOC, otherwise equity-seeking, or have lacked previous institutional support for their current professional goals. We also encourage applications from people who are accessible to the in-person sessions in Toronto.
Lisa Patterson & Beau Cassidy - Songwriting Day for Artists, July 9th
Anne Bourne – Deep Listening, June 18th
Rina Espiritu – Connecting With Your Audience, July 23rd
Kat Gibson (Of Earth And Blooms) – Herb Bundle and Herbal Information Packet
Haji Maa (Secondsight) – Sound Healing Meditation
Sarah Walton – Guided Meditation
apè Aliermo (Ninang’s Soft Alchemy) – Aromatherapy Roller and Hydrating Face Oil