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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



October 23, 2023                       Applications open

November 3, 2023                     Applications due

November 8, 2023                     Matches Confirmed

November 2023 – April 2024    Mentorship Program Period

November 2023                         Full Cohort Kick-off

Monthly                                      Individual Mentorship Team Zoom   

April 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 6-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 6-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 Oct 23 - Nov 6, 2023

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