Venus Fest has announced its summer mentorship program, which will feature music industry professionals and artists like U.S. Girls’ Meg Remy, Tanika Charles, and ShoShona Kish.
This year’s mentorship program will feature eight mentor and mentee pairings alongside three workshops open to the public. Participants of the mentorship program will be granted an honorarium in addition to one-on-one sessions with one of the mentors. Those sessions will run for an hour a week for eight weeks.
Applications for the 2022 Venus Fest mentorship program are open here from now until May 15th.
Check out the full list of artist and industry mentors below.
Mentors in the 2022 Venus Fest Mentorship Program:
Bronwyn Ford – label services mentor, Fat Possum, Luminelle, and Arbutus Records
Jamelia Campbell – PR and marketing mentor, The Orchard
Kaia Kater – artist mentor, self-titled artist
Kaya Pino – sync and licensing mentor, The Wilders
Meg Remy – artist mentor, US Girls
Rae Spoon – artist mentor, self-titled artist and runs Coax Records
ShoShona Kish – artist mentor, Digging Roots band and co-founder of Ishkode Records
Stefanie Purificati – booking agent mentor, APA Agency
While the program is open to everyone, Venus Fest encourages individuals based in Ontario that have experienced barriers in the music industry.
Check out a full list of workshops open to the public below.
Venus Fest Public Workshops:
April Aliermo – Home Recording and Artistic Demo Creation, Tuesday June 28
Tanika Charles – Independently Releasing An Album, Tuesday July 12
Aysen Adelle Farag – A Traditional Healing Ceremony of the Indigenous Imazighen, Sunday July 24
Venus Fest takes place from October 14th to 16th, 2022.
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