bespoken 2020 Application (Spring)
bespoken is a music mentorship program offering support to women in classical, contemporary, and jazz. Through one-on-one mentoring and group workshops, bespoken supports musicians who are interested in developing their skills, advancing their projects, and charting their own career path.
The upcoming deadline to apply for our next quarter is Friday, January 24, 2020 5pm EST. If selected, there is a 3-month minimum requirement. Upcoming quarter: March - May, 2020.
If selected, there is a 3-month minimum requirement (March - May, 2020). There is no fee to apply.
You are eligible to apply if you are:
- A musician, composer, and/or administrator who self-identifies as female, non-binary, trans, or gender non-conforming
- Able to make a commitment to one mentoring session per month (1 hour) for duration of program
- Working in the classical, contemporary, and/or jazz industries and passionate about building your career
Are you applying as an individual or ensemble?
Current Residence- City/Town, State/Province, Country
If you are applying as an ensemble, please write each ensemble members Name (first, last), Instrument, and Current Residence (City/Town, State/Province, Country):
TRAINING / BACKGROUND
Are you currently enrolled in school or have you graduated within the past five years?
Please list your degree(s) , school(s), and years of study, or write N/A:
Check what best describes you (check all that apply):
Select what best describes your area of focus in the music industry (check all that apply):
Select your top five areas of interest ONLY:
Biography / Resume / Cover Letters
Building Your Private Teaching Studio
Fundraising / Crowdfunding
Management / Marketing / PR
Online Presence / Social Media Content & Strategy
Please tell us about your interest in bespoken and having a mentor. Include specific goals and expectations you have from participating in the program (500 words or less):
bespoken seeks to understand the demographics of the individuals who apply for our program. Please indicate the primary way in which you identify.
For grant purposes, what is your race?
White or Caucasian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Asian or Asian American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
How did you hear about bespoken?
School / University / Conservatory
Friend or Reference (please specify who)
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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