To encourage and support womxn to "bespoken" about their career path, ideas, and creative projects while developing their individual voice.

Applications for our Fall 2020 round are now closed. The Fall 2020 3-month round is from October through December, 2020. 

After reviewing written applications, applicants who advance to the next round will be invited to a video interview in August. After bespoken completes the interview round, final decision notifications will be sent via email to all candidates by Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 5PM ET.

There is no fee to apply. If selected, there is a $150 program fee for individuals and $225 for ensembles for participation in the 3-month round. Work-study is available to qualified applicants. 

 

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY IF YOU ARE:

  • A musician, composer, and/or administrator who self-identifies as female, non-binary, or trans-woman 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.

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.

BENEFITS:

  • 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.

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