Venus Fest announces 2022 Mentorship Program and Save The Date

Venus Fest is pleased to announce the return of its summer mentorship program open to developing music industry professionals as well as artists. This year’s iteration will include 8 mentor/mentee pairings, as well as three workshops that will also be open to the public. Selected participants of the mentorship program will receive an honorarium and the opportunity to attend one-on-one ongoing sessions with one of our mentors for an hour a week for eight weeks.

Applications are open until May 15, 2022, HERE. The mentorship program is open to everyone, and Venus Fest strongly encourages Ontario-based individuals who have experienced barriers in the music industry to apply. The full list of industry mentors is below, and for more info on the mentorship program visit

Artist and industry mentors:
Bronwyn Ford – label services mentor, Fat Possum, Luminelle, and Arbutus Records
Jamelia Campbell – PR and marketing mentor, The Orchard
Kaia Kater – artist mentor, self-titled artist
Kaya Pino – sync and licensing mentor, The Wilders
Meg Remy – artist mentor, US Girls
Rae Spoon – artist mentor, self-titled artist and runs Coax Records
ShoShona Kish – artist mentor, Digging Roots band and co-founder of Ishkode Records
Stefanie Purificati – booking agent mentor, APA Agency

Workshops open to the public:
April Aliermo – Home Recording and Artistic Demo Creation, Tuesday, June 28
Tanika Charles – Independently Releasing An Album, Tuesday, July 12
Aysen Adelle Farag – A Traditional Healing Ceremony of the Indigenous Imazighen, Sunday, July 24

The 2022 installment of Venus Fest will take place October 14-16, 2022. Stay tuned for programming announcements this summer!

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