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APRA women in music mentorships

Apply now for Mentorships for Women in Music

1 May

After the success of last year’s inaugural mentoring program for women, APRA AMCOS are pleased to announce the return of Mentorships for Women in Music, with ten new mentoring opportunities for songwriters and composers available across a variety of genres and disciplines. Applications are now open for the following mentorships:

  • Popular/Contemporary Music, in partnership with APRA AMCOS
  • Heavy Music, in partnership with UNFD
  • Film Composition, in partnership with the AGSC
  • TV Composition with Jay Stewart

Women at any stage in their career are encouraged to apply. Whether you are starting out, returning to the industry or looking for advice on moving to the next level, you will be seriously considered for the program. Each mentorship is offered for a three month period and mentees will receive some financial support over that time.

Who can apply?
Songwriters and composers who identify as women, and those who feel they would benefit from a program designed for women in music. You must be an APRA AMCOS member to apply.

Why is mentoring important?
In 2017, APRA AMCOS released research that identified the pathways and barriers for women working in music. This has led to their commitment to providing support to women through the development of programs to effect immediate and sustainable gender participation and equitable financial success for our female songwriter and composer members. The mentorship program is a key component of this commitment, which has also included the EQUALIZE music production workshops and the Professional Development Series for Women, featuring Viv Fantin.

Applications close Friday 31 May 2019, at 5PM AEST. Full details here. For any questions, please contact [email protected], your local Writer Services rep, live chat during business hours.

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.