Music Victoria have today announced a brand new leadership development program for women in the music industry.

Dubbed Cultivate, the program is aimed at mid-career and established women working in the Victorian music industry, "who wish to further their leadership and management skills," as well as develop new skills by partnering participants with CEOs, senior role holders and experienced mentors.

"I am thrilled Music Victoria is announcing our new Women's Leadership initiative, Cultivate," shares Music Victoria’s Board Deputy Chair Chelsea Wilson.

"This program further demonstrates our commitment to inclusion in the music community through providing relevant training, support and mentoring to empower the future leaders in our sector. As shown through the University of Sydney's Skipping The Beat study, women are severely underrepresented in leadership roles in the music industry in Australia - this project is one positive action out of many that Music Victoria is undertaking to begin bridging that gap. 

"Thank you to members of Music Victoria Women’s Advisory Panel and former board members Michelle Nichol and Tracee Hutchison for helping bring this project to fruition."

The program is open to eligible Victorian residents "who identify as a woman and currently hold leadership or management positions at their place of employment within the contemporary music sector."

Applications are now open and will close on 14 January 2019. Head here for more info or to apply.