QMusic Womxn in Music Initiatives
Posted by APATA | Jul 15, 2020
Some great opportunites from QMusic for the Women in Music Initiative
QMxntorship 2020 Program
QMusic is seeking applications for their Women In Music: QMxntorship 2020 Program. Seeking both mentors and mentees with a focus on First Nations professionals and those from regional communities.
A great opportunity for collaboration and event production, the team of eight mentees will create and deliver the tour set for November 2020.
- Planning the events circuit
- Developing budgets
- Booking venues and artists
- And managing events
Mentees will be supported by an industry leader matched to their project role, with 3 x 90 minute one-on-one sessions, as well as fortnightly collaborative meetings with the wider project team.
QMxntorship aims to highlight the important and valuable work done by womxn in the music industry and connect emerging professionals with womxn in leadership roles who they can learn from. The QMxntorship program and tour will further support artists, industry professionals and venues in regional Queensland communities.
Applications are open via Expression of Interest for both Mentors and Mentees and will close at 11:59pm [AEST], Tuesday 28 July 2020.
The program is open to individuals who:
• Are over 18 years of age,
• Reside in Queensland,
• Identify as womxn, and
• Are not employee’s or immediate family member’s of an employee of QMusic.
All early to mid-career professionals are eligible. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, and those residing in regional and remote communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
These are paid mentoring positions providing invaluable support to program participants, offering guidance and insider industry knowledge as the mentees plan the regional tour. Requires 3 x 90 minute one-on-one sessions with your mentee in the correlating tour and project role, Project Manager position also available.
Eligibility criteria for QMxntors:
- Five years experience in a senior management position of
- Five years experience as a business owner-operator
- Be a Queensland resident
- Be available to participate in 3 x 90 minute mentoring sessions
- Have strong communication skills and the ability to teach
- Early August: Accepted mentors notified
- Mid August: QMxntorship begins
- Late November: Womxn in Music Regional Tour
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, and those residing in regional and remote communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Carol Lloyd Award
The Carol Lloyd Award is a $15,000 grant presented to an emerging femxle-identifying or non-binary singer-songwriter to either record a full-length album or record and tour and EP.
The Carol Lloyd Award gives recipients a head start in their career, the means to broaden their experience within the music industry, and helps them to craft their own narrative as an emerging artist. Previous recipients include Sahara Beck, Leanne Tennant and Moreton.
Carol Lloyd, who passed away in 2017, was a legendary rock chic from Queensland who started her career in the 70s band Railroad Gin. Carol’s wife, Annie Haydon is part of the team bestowing this award to a Queensland musician.
“Carol would be so proud of this award, especially the amount of support it will offer a female musician to make their mark”
– Annie Haydon
QMusic is the new home for the Carol Lloyd Award supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS.
Applications are open now for the Carol Lloyd Award and will close at 11:59pm (AEST), Monday 7 September 2020.