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Michigan Presenters is excited to announce a second annual cohort of the Michigan Presenters Mentorship Program! Designed to create cross-generational mentorship, networking, and peer support, we are seeking applicants for this program that are passionate about sharing knowledge, asking questions, learning from others, and creating connections.

Program Goals

  • Facilitate genuine cross-generational connection and mentorship

  • Professional development and knowledge transfer specific to the performing arts presenting field

  • Networking and peer support; support for new and emerging talent, as well as long-serving professionals



July 1, 2023                                 Applications open

July 14, 2023                               Applications due

July 25, 2023                               Matches Confirmed

August 2023 – March 2024       Mentorship Program Period

August 2023                               Full Cohort Kick-off

Monthly                                      Individual Mentorship Team Zoom   

March 2024                                 Full Cohort Wrap-up



  • Three-person Mentorship Teams with one experienced professional, one mid-career, and one new to the field.

  • Full 2023-24 Cohort to meet at least twice, at minimum for the program’s kick-off and conclusion. Additional Cohort gatherings may occur as part of conferences and/or regional meet ups.

  • Individual Mentorship Teams to meet via Zoom monthly over the 8-month program period.

  • Team matches will be made based on goals expressed for the program by each applicant, professional goals, experience, and personality.

  • One Michigan Presenters board member will check in with team members throughout the 8-month program period for feedback and support.


Participant Expectations

  • Employed by an organization that is a member of the Michigan Presenters Network.

  • Attend Cohort kick-off and wrap-up sessions.

  • Participation in 90% of monthly Membership Team meetings.

  • Participation in a majority of MPN Member meetings, regional meet ups, conferences, and other membership-wide initiatives

  • Participate in program evaluation.

Michigan Presenters

Applications open July 1-14, 2023

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