MENTORSHIP Opportunity for Indigenous Youth/Artists
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: NEW CONSTELLATIONS TOUR ANNOUNCES INDIGENOUS MUSIC MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS
DIGITAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
The Digital Mentorship Program will be facilitated entirely online, to allow emerging Indigenous musicians, producers, songwriters, and vocalists from across the country to participate.
Indigenous youth and emerging artists are invited to submit music to be mentored by established artists from across the country: Anishinaabe electronic musician DJ NDN, Iraqi-Canadian hip-hop artist/educator Narcy, Afro-Colombian and Indigenous musician Lido Pimienta, Cree/Dene musician Iskwé, singer Jasmyn Burke (Weaves) and songwriter Raphaelle Standell-Preston (Blue Hawaii/Braids).
Each selected mentee will receive mentorship and guidance on 1 to 2 of their original songs. The mentorship process will involve Mentors providing feedback and listening to new iterations of the mentee’s work.
Community Workshops will be hosted at six stops on the New Constellations tour, including two Indigenous communities, for Indigenous youth to learn creative writing, songwriting, music creation, and DJ/production skills with artists from the tour as well as local mentors.
Workshops will be held in the following locations:
Edmonton, AB: November 25th
Winnipeg, MB: November 27th
Thunder Bay, ON: November 28th
Wiikwemkoong, ON: November 29th
Fredericton, NB: December 7th
Kitigan Zibi, QC: December 10th
The In-Community Workshops will offer Indigenous youth an opportunity to engage with and receive guidance from professional Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in an intimate group setting. No experience is required to participate and the workshops are all-ages, with outreach to youth being prioritized.
Participating mentors include Beaatz, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Boogey the Beat, Cody Coyote, Cris Derksen, Damian Rogers, Jana-Rae Yerxa, Jeremy Dutcher, Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis (July Talk), Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Mob Bounce, nêhiyawak, Nick Sherman, members of Red Rising, and Waawaate Fobister.
Indigenous artists and youth can apply to participate in either mentorship program at newconstellations.ca/mentorship.
APPLICATION DEADLINE : NOVEMBER 13th, 2017
*Please note that the New Constellations Mentorship programs are for Indigenous applicants only.
For all questions related to the mentorship program and in-community workshops, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org