Venus Fest is a Toronto not-for-profit music festival, mentorship program, and concert series.
Founded in 2017, the festival is a new kind of space within music that addresses historical industry challenges from the past while looking to the future. We represent fresh and clear voices that are pushing for change and looking ahead within our communities. We are creating the future today, and our organizing team, artists, funders, and partners stand in support of this work.
Come be part of it all at our festival, mentorship, and concert programming, at a unique range of Toronto spaces, where we celebrate local and touring musicians and arts workers.
Venus Fest acknowledges that the land that we meet on is the traditional territory of many Nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis. We acknowledge the federally signed Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Williams Treaties, signed by 7 Chippewa and Mississauga Nations, and the traditional Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Treaty signed between the Nations to protect these lands and waters.
As an organization, we are working to learn more about the land we are on, and to find ways of honouring Indigenous sovereignty in our programming, in our operations, and in financial reparations wherever possible. We also acknowledge that we have a lot more work to do as an organization, an