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

Applications open on June 21, 2022. The Fall 2022 4-month round is from September-December, 2022. There is no fee to apply.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 5pm ET.

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, 2022  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.