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Apply for Women in Music Mentorships 2021

Story Published Friday 23 April 2021
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Applications are now closed (7 May) for our Women in Music Mentorships program.

Open to all career stages, with an expanded range of mentorships in 2021

Mentees will paired with a mentor to receive professional advice and guidance

Applications are now open for our Women in Music Mentorships program. We have expanded the scope of mentoring opportunities, and invite music creators from a range of genres, backgrounds and career stages 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.

You can apply for one of the following mentorships; there are two positions per mentorship unless otherwise noted.

  • Popular/Contemporary music
  • Hip Hop/R&B/Rap/Soul
  • Electronic/Dance
  • Producer
  • Country (1 mentorship)
  • Musical Theatre (1 mentorship)
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
  • US-based member
  • UK/EU-based member

Who can apply?

APRA AMCOS members who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming music creators, and who feel they would benefit from a program designed for women in music. Previous participants include Annie Hamilton, Mookhi, Bri Clark, Demi Louise and more.

Why is mentoring important?

In 2017, we released research that identified the pathways and barriers for women working in music. This has led to our commitment to provide 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 our commitment.

Each mentorship is offered for a three month period and mentees will receive some financial support over that time

How does the mentorship work?

For all mentorships, the mentee is paired with an established music creator or manager in the industry. The mentor will provide guidance and practical advice on projects the mentee already has underway.

Mentors will be matched to a mentee based on musical style and availability. You could be working with one of the following (not a final list):

Alex Hosking (UK/EU)
Amba Shepherd
Andrea Kirwin
Brent 'Quincy' Buchanan (Universal Music Group)
Chantelle McMullen - Climax Music (UK/EU)
Danielle Blakey (US)
Elefant Traks
Fanny Lumsden
Georgia Mooney
Gretta Ray
Harry White (Future Classic - US)
Imogen Clark
Ivy Adara
Jane Arnison (UK/EU)
Jess Beston (Tiny Monster)
Jessica Sharman (UK/EU)
John Watson (Eleven Music)
Juanita Stein (UK/EU)
Katrina Burgoyne (US)
Liz Stringer
Mali-Koa (UK/EU)
Mia Dyson (US)
Milan Ring
Pam Sheyne (US)
Pepe Jansz (UK/EU)
Rachael Sardelich (Creative Adviser and Vedic Meditation Teacher)
Sally Coleman
Veronica Chambers (US)
Yve Blake

Mentors commit to conducting six meetings over a three-month period.

This mentorship is open to applicants who:

  • are available to work in the timelines outlined above, and
  • can provide an example of their work

The mentee will receive $1,500 to cover any work-related expenses during the mentorship.