Venus Fest Mentorship Program and workshop 2024

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July 10, 2024

Venus Fest has announced the return of their summer mentorship program and MusicOntario is pleased to be an official partner of the program! This will be the sixth year that MusicOntario has partnered with Venus Fest! Taking place this year from June 15-July 28, 2024, the Venus Fest Mentorship Program is a 6-week, Toronto-based program for early-career musicians and music professionals who have faced barriers in the music industry. This year’s iteration will include 8 hours of one-on-one mentorship sessions with 2 professional musicians/industry experts, as well as three workshops and two peer-to-peer sessions.

This program is geared towards artists and arts workers of underrepresented identities/genders. Within this, we especially encourage applications from artists/arts workers who are QT/BIPOC, otherwise equity-seeking, or have lacked previous institutional support for their current professional goals. Those selected to partake in this year's program will receive a paid honorarium for participation.


Ahya Simone - Artist
Kimmortal - Artist
Kristyn Gelfand - Managing and Acting Artistic Director, Uma Nota Culture
Rebecca Gekht - Booking Agent, Heavy Trip
Lyndra Griffith - Entertainment Lawyer, Edwards Law


Venus Fest team w/ Beau Cassidy – Setting Up Your Sound – Wednesday, June 26
Lyndra Griffith – Music Law 101 – Sunday, July 14

Olivia Shortt – Graphic Scores & The Visual World of Creative Music-Making – Wednesday, July 24

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