The Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association (CIRAA) is Canada’s only national not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to Canadian independent recording artists. The organization has just announced a new mentorship program and is currently accepting applications.
The program includes 15 hours (over a three month period) of in-depth, personalized, one on one advice from an established working musician. The mentors include Austra, Jeremy Fisher, Peter Katz, and The Good Lovelies and what topics will be covered is open to the mentor and mentee, based on the needs of mentee. A tailored fit!
The deadline for the first mentorship with Austra is December 16th, 2012. The instructions on how to apply, from ciraa.ca/mentorship.php:
1) The basic requirementsto apply for a mentorship are:
-Be a member of CIRAA (Not a member? Join Here )
-Have performed 10 shows in the last year
-Have released at least one album or EP
Please detail your evidence of the basic requirements in the clearest and easiest way possible on one page.
2) Send a 1 page letter making your pitch.
CIRAA will be selecting the top 3 to 5 applications and forwarding them to the mentor for the final decision. So make your argument about where your career is, why you need this mentorship and why you believe this mentor is a good match for you as a mentee.
3) E-mail your application to email@example.com with the following info:
-Subject: Application for Mentorship with “name of the mentor”
-Include links to your social media/online presence
-Attach your 1 page Basic Requirements and 1 page Pitch. Failure to follow these instructions will likely disqualify your application.
If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
When you’re ready to apply, send it all in to email@example.com. Good luck!