RBC Artist Fellowship
Early career artists gather at the UBC Opera Summit, 2019. Photo: Connor McCracken

The Association for Opera in Canada (AOC) is now accepting applications for the second iteration of its RBC Artist Fellowship program, an initiative designed to provide early-career artists across Canada with mentorship, a voice and professional skills training. The program is part of AOC’s Artist Development Program that also includes a number of other mentorship and professional development initiatives.

AOC’s Artist Fellowship will provide Canadian artists across all facets of opera with a platform to receive mentorship, group workshops and training sessions, life/career coaching and personalized professional development. The program is encouraging applications from artists currently enrolled in opera training programs or artists identifying as early-career (including singers, directors, conductors, pianists, administrators, designers, etc.).

Created by and for early-career artists, the Fellowship program is designed and led by portfolio artist and AOC’s Program Associate, Jacyln Grossman. It aims to forge a diverse, inclusive path for artists in Canada and empower them to realize their full potential. Prior AOC fellows & mentors have included Canadians artistic director & mezzo-soprano Debi Wong, soprano Teiya Kasahara, conductor Evan Mitchell, pianist Rich Coburn and many others.

More details on the program and its eligibility criteria available here. Applications for the RBC Artist Fellowship are due on Oct 4, 2021. Applications are available in English and French


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