May 15, 2022
Venus Fest Mentorship Program
The Venus Fest Mentorship Program is an 8-week, Toronto-based hybrid program for early-career musicians and music professionals who have faced barriers in the music industry, taking place this year from June 6 to July 29, 2022. 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 and 3 in-person workshop sessions with guest artists in Toronto. Mentees receive an honorarium of $500.
This program is geared towards artists and arts workers of marginalized 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 can attend some or all of the in-person sessions in Toronto, but will accommodate virtual attendance for mentees who need to attend remotely.