Applications are open for the prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan fellowship, an incredible opportunity for QLD songwriters to travel to New York, London or Berlin for up to six months and use the experience of being immersed in a foreign and vibrant musical culture to further develop their own artistic skills. Applications close 23 September, 2019.
QMusic is proud to announce the Women in Music Mentoring program. Queensland women working in the music industry can apply for one of eight mentorships and learn in a one-on-one environment from female leaders in the Queensland business community.
By creating the program, QMusic is ensuring that Queensland leads the way in encouraging and supporting women in their participation, innovation and dedication to creating the music business of the future.
“Our industry is undergoing rapid change and providing support for women to be at the forefront of remaking the music business is not just a good thing to do, but something that will make us stronger as we welcome a broader range of skills, opinions and experiences into the tapestry of what supports Australian music,” said QMusic General Manager Kim Pengelly.
This program will provide mentees with the right resources to not only inspire them in working in the music industry but also to improve their skills and provide a vast amount of networking opportunities with women in leadership roles.
This program is designed completely by women for women, so together we can address the appalling statistics found in a recent study by APRA, AMCOS and RMIT, indicating a staggering 50% of women feel their gender has negatively impacted their career. By comparison to only 1% of men who felt the same.
Currently only 28% of women hold a senior industry position, by comparison to 54% of female high school students who are studying music; creating a wave of talent moving through both the artistic and commercial sides of the industry.
Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman said QMusic is a well-deserved recipient of one of the Palaszczuk Government’s Advancing Women in Business grants in what is an important and growing industry for business development.
"You can’t be what you can’t see, so having more women supporting each other through participation in a focused mentoring program for the music business will encourage more women to give it a go,” said Minister Fentiman. “Apply for a mentorship or a scholarship to enhance their business capability and look at how we can get more women stepping up into the world of owning and running their own business.”
Mentors aboard for the inaugural program span a variety of specialty areas including change management, public speaking, marketing, tourism and export management.
The program will take place in early 2019, mentees will be given the opportunity to determine their mentorships, choosing learning opportunities to increase their skills. Included in this program, mentees will prepare an investment pitch with a pool of $16,000 to be distributed across eight mentees for further professional development.
Applications will be open on Tuesday, November 27 and close January 13, 2019.
Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, music writer and industry figure Vivien Goldman, Frontier Touring’s Sahara Herald and acclaimed artist Mojo Juju join the stellar 2019 speaker lineup. With the new keynote announcement comes the unveiling of the BIGSOUND 2019 Official Party program, with Purple Pass holders in for a real treat with no less than 16 official events.
This year's legendary BIGSOUND party schedule has landed, with a heap of returning favourites and exciting new offerings! Purple Pass holders are in for a real treat with no less than 16 official events, check out the full list!
QMusic have partnered with Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance and The Events Centre to present POINT, an immersive event featuring multi-art projections, installations and some of the country’s most exciting emerging and established music acts taking place Friday 30 Aug. Check out the lineup!
Raising funds for your project or organisation? Applications for matched funding through Creative Partnerships Australia and the Australian Cultural Fund are open from now until Wed 14 August.
Over the past three years BIG SKY GIRLS has become a crucial annual event supporting and mentoring young regional women in music across Queensland. Applications for 2019 are open now, closing 10 August.