AIR Presents Inaugural Women in Music Program

The Australian Independent Labels Association (AIR) is thrilled to present the inaugural Women in Music Mentor program thanks to support from the Australian Government.

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 all 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.

It will be held once a year from 2020 to 2023 and 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. This will include workshops with industry professionals and leaders.
With a focus on developing skills in contract negotiation, financial literacy, marketing and leadership – applications for the 2020 round of mentorships are now open! 

More information about eligibility, key dates and how to apply can be found here:

We invite those of any stage in their career to apply. 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.  

Applications close at midnight on 31st July

“We look forward to delivering this program over the next four years and to working collaboratively with industry professionals, mentors and mentees across Australia.”
Maria Amato, AIR GM

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