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A QMusic Women In Music Program


Congratulations to the 17 women announced to take part in QMentorship, a vital statewide music mentoring program!

From Cairns and Mackay, to Bundaberg, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Ipswich, these nine emerging music industry professionals will be mentored by eight industry-leading mentors to plan a regional tour circuit in Far North Qld, develop budgets, book venues and artists and manage the events, which will take place in the coming months.

QMentorship is an important initiative under QMusic’s Women In Music program and supports early-career industry professionals who are pursuing a career within the music industry, or who want to explore other skills for gaining employment. 

It is a critical capacity building program that showcases local artists and injects much needed economic activity into Queensland’s regions.

Meet the QMentorship participants or find out more about the program.

Pictured: Temgazi, 2019 BIGSOUND. Photo by Aimee Catt. 

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QMentorship aims to highlight the important and valuable work done by women in the music industry and connect emerging professionals with women in leadership roles who they can learn from. 

The QMentorship program and tour will further support artists, industry professionals and venues in regional Queensland communities.


2020 Mentees


2020 Mentors



QMentorship aims to serve the needs of women with a focus on First Nations professionals and those from regional communities working as part of online mentor and mentee groups. QMentorship is proudly supported and funded by the Queensland Government.

This year’s team of nine mentees will create and deliver a regional tour for mid-2021; working with the industry-leading expert mentors to plan the events circuit, develop budgets, book venues and artists and manage events. Mentees will be supported with 3 x 90 minute one-on-one sessions (online) with an industry leader matched to their project role who they can lean on for knowledge and guidance, as well as fortnightly collaborative meetings (online) with the wider project team.

Funding for QMentorship is from the Queensland Government via the Advancing Women in Business initiative from the Department of Small Business, Employment and Training. This initiative supports and encourages more women to start and grow their own business and attain positions of leadership.

QMentorship is a QMusic Women In Music program, produced by QMusic and supported by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training's Advancing Women in Business initiative.

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