Encouraging and supporting women to "bespoken" about their career path, ideas, and creative projects while developing their individual voice.

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, individuals who advance to the next phase of the application process 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. 



  • 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.


  • 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.