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Step Up/Step Out Companion
7-month Fellowship Program

June - December 2019


Applications accepted on a rolling basis until April 30, 2019.

Application is closed.

The Step Up/Step Out Companion Fellowship Program is a new leadership program for committed and growing taiko artists. This immersive 7-month program is designed as a companion to Step Up, Step Out. Facilitated by North American taiko leaders Michelle Fujii and Karen Young, up to 4 fellows will be selected as a cohort and will receive monthly support to discover tools and engage in dialogue in the following:

  • Identify your unique artistic voice/skills

  • Design a community learning project that will impact your local taiko community and the North American taiko community at large

  • Generate your personal artistic statement

  • Connect with peers and mentors to build a stronger, more diverse taiko network