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Women In Music Mentor Program

Posted by AIR | Jul 8, 2021

The Women in Music Mentor program is a four-year nation-wide mentoring and training program aimed at empowering women in the Australian music industry. The program is open to female, female-identifying and non-binary participants working in or aspiring to work in creative (solo artists, band members, songwriters), technical (engineers, producers, etc) and /or business roles (managers, promoters, record labels, etc) within the Australian music industry.

The Women In Music Mentor Program is an Australian Government initiative delivered by AIR from 2020 to 2023. It is designed to assist with career and leadership progression pathways, strategic decision making, corporate governance and focus on developing skills in contract negotiation, financial literacy, marketing and leadership.

Mentees will be paired with mentors over a 5-month period and the program will also provide professional development training opportunities, for mentors and mentees, including workshops with industry professionals and leaders.

“The best part for me wasn’t the specific opportunities but was the growth and reshaping of my attitude and outlook. My mentor was incredible and helped me to think differently about my career and what is possible. That new attitude and way of thinking can be carried forward and used to secure future goals and opportunities.” – Victoria, 2020 mentee

Whether you are just starting out or looking to take your career to the next level, all applications will be considered.

First Nations people, people with disabilities, those who identify as culturally diverse and those who reside in regional Australia are strongly encouraged to apply.

PLEASE NOTE: Previous Women In Music Mentorship mentees are unable to apply for this round or future rounds of the program.

More information about the program, eligibility and how to apply can be found here.

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