bespoken Fall 2021
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bespoken fellows receive monthly, one-on-one mentoring sessions (one hour each) for the duration of the program. In addition to these sessions, fellows are able to participate in group workshops with established and emerging women leaders in the arts where they will learn skills, share ideas, and ask questions regarding the music industry. These workshops are designed to bring together a community of women in the arts who foster creativity and confidence in their day-to-day lives.
Each fellow’s plan includes bio, resume, and website oversight, as well as creative project and brand development. Each participant will learn the basics of marketing, PR, and management, while exploring new modes of creative expression.
Applications are now open (June 20, 2021). Application Deadline: July 7, 2021 5PM ET. The Fall 2021 4-month round is from September-December, 2021.There is no fee to apply.
Program fees: $225 for Individual Artists, $325 for Ensembles
After reviewing written applications, applicants who advance to the next round will be invited to a remote interview in August. After bespoken completes the interview round, final decision notifications will be sent via email to all candidates.
Mentoring sessions are held remotely or in person at a location mutually agreed upon by the mentor and fellow.
AS A FELLOW, YOU’LL GET:
One-on-one monthly mentoring sessions (in-person or remotely) to develop your skills, support your artistic visions, and set career goals (one one-hour session per month).
Three monthly group workshops with participation fellows.
Website, biography, and/or resume oversight.
Marketing and branding oversight.
Creative project development such as releasing an album, starting a concert series, or commissioning projects.
Remote access to your mentor to ask questions by phone or email.
To develop business skills and artistic projects critical to your artistic development.
To learn how a business mindset translates to a better balance of artistic development.
To feel confidant in advocating for your art.
To share ideas and ask questions regarding the music industry and projects.
To join a community of professional and aspiring musicians.
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY IF YOU ARE:
A musician, composer, and/or administrator who self-identifies as female or non-binary artist.
Able to make a commitment to one mentoring session per month (1 hour each) for duration of fellowship.
Working in the classical, contemporary, and/or jazz industries and passionate about building your career and developing your artistic projects.