VENUS FEST: Celebrating feminism in the arts

Fri 20th - Sun 22nd September 2019
Opera House - Toronto, ON

A music festival and show series celebrating feminism in the arts.
September 20-22, 2019 @ Opera House (Toronto, ON), All ages

MusicOntario is proud to be working with VenusFest this year to discuss some important topics affecting women and non-binary artists in the music industry! This portion is FREE, all ages, and open to the public, though you will have to pre-register for the Masterclasses.

There's also a LOT of great music to take in over the course of the fest's 3 days - head to / for tickets.

1. DIY DEMOS (MASTERCLASS): September 21, 2019, 4:30-5:30PM

A technical workshop instructing artists on the basics of building their own demos at home.

Free (pre-registration required)

2. WELLNESS FOR ARTISTS (PANEL): September 21, 2019, 5:45-6:45PM

A discussion on mental and emotional health for artists, accessibility, self-care and wellness.

Free (no registration required)


  • Carly Lewis (journalist) – moderator
  • Nicole Angela (healing arts practitioner)
  • Clare Kenty (reiki master and coach)
  • Carmen Elle (musician, DIANA)
  • Cassandra Popescu (Unison Fund, photographer)

3. SONGWRITING FOR YOUTH (WORKSHOP): September 22, 2019, 4:30-5:30PM

A songwriting workshop girls, non-binary, and transgender youth 18 years and under.

Free (pre-registration required)

4. PROJECT MANAGEMENT (PANEL): September 22, 2019, 5:45-6:45PM

A solution-based discussion on distribution, digital marketing, and managing a new release for artists.


  • Kate Buote (Canada’s Music Incubator) – moderator
  • Lisa Logutenkow (The Orchard)
  • SATE (independent artist)
  • Sarah Kitteringham (Bandcamp)
  • Tessa Giro-Gooden (SOCAN, independent artist)

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