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

Applications are now open through Thursday, January 19, 2023, 5pm ET.


Applications are open for our Spring 2023 four-month round which runs February-May 2023. After reviewing written applications, applicants who advance to the next round will be invited to a remote interview in January. After bespoken completes the interview round, final decision notifications will be sent via email to all candidates. Fellows are able to participate in up to four rounds if accepted. 

There is no fee to apply.

Program fees: $275 for Individual Artists, $375 for Ensembles

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). (Note: Fellows can participate in up to four rounds if accepted.)

  • 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.

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