New mentoring program for women: SQUAD
Victorian youth music organisation The Push Inc is adding to its suite of Music Industry Mentoring programs in 2016 to include a new program for women performers. The new program SQUAD will provide women performers aged 18 – 25 with the chance to be teamed up with industry professionals, attend special masterclasses and an exclusive development weekend where participants will work on craft and career with a range of experts.
The Push’s Creative Producer, Kate Duncan said “This is a really important and exciting time for The Push to be venturing into programs targeted towards fostering young women artists and their future careers in the contemporary music industry. I can’t wait to see what personal growth and career opportunities develop for participants through their involvement in this innovative program.?
The SQUAD program is limited to 10 participants and a competitive selection process via application will determine participation.
SQUAD comes in addition to the already successful FReeZA Mentoring program providing 30 places for young people with an aspiration for a career in the music industry. Funded by the State Government of Victoria, FReeZA Mentoring aims to provide a pathway for young people who have an aspiration for a career in the music industry. The all-encompassing program includes pathways for young people in the Performance, Technical, Event Management, Marketing, Media and music business. FReeZA Mentoring also offers tailored industry training and masterclasses and further assistance with career development. Past mentors include Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Phoebe Baker (ALPINE), Andrew Orvis (Queenscliff Music Festival), Cara Williams (Beat Magazine) and Tom Larkin (Studios in the City).
Applications close February 7, 2016.