21 Mar 2019
Music Victoria in partnership with the Victorian Government is thrilled to announce the very first recipients and mentors of the inaugural pilot ‘Cultivate’, Victoria’s new initiative for mid-level to established women leaders in the state’s contemporary music sector. The program was officially launched Wednesday 20 March at The Corner Hotel with an all-day workshop including talks by keynote speakers Mrs Chloe Shorten and Director and CEO of ACMI Katrina Sedgwick, and hosted byAustralian music industry veteran Leanne de Souza.
An overwhelming amount of applications left project manager Sarah DeBorre and the programs reference group with the hard task of shortlisting before selecting the first participants of the newly created leadership coaching program for women in the Victorian music sector.
Supported by the Minister For Women, the ‘Cultivate’ program aims to foster the development of some of the state’s key decision makers, business owners, and industry leaders within the music sector, by partnering them up with CEOs, senior role holders and experienced mentors to support and guide the advancement of their careers. “The women selected for this program are leaders in our music industry who possess the potential to influence and empower other women. Throughout this program, they will attend masterclasses, get personalised leadership coaching, be supported by an experienced mentor, and build a strong network to help them take the next step in their leadership,“ says Gabrielle Williams Minister For Women of the program.
The first talented women selected to take part in the exciting new leadership program ‘Cultivate’ 2019 are Dallas Frasca Director, A Hitch to the Sticks Festival/ Industry Mentor, Collarts; Kate Duncan CEO, The Push Inc; Katie Besgrove Co-Owner, Look Out Kid?General Manager, Barely Dressed Records; Coco Eke Label Manager, Bad Apples Music and Sally Mather, Music & Marketing Manager, Corner Group.
“The Cultivate program is a genius idea and I couldn't be more stoked and grateful to be a recipient alongside these inspiring woman paving paths in Australia. The incredible initiative will have a long-lasting impact on the music industry and be felt for the years to come. "Give a woman a fish, and you'll feed her for a day. Teach a woman to fish, and you've fed her for a lifetime." That's the saying right?” - Dallas Frasca.
Carefully selected by Project Manager, Sarah DeBorre, Amanda Walker - Co-founder & owner Lord of the Fries (LOTF) & Weirdoughs, Mia Klitsas - Co-founder and Director Moxie Products and The Brand Maketh, Jackie Antas - General Manager, Communications Ticketmaster/Live Nation Entertainment, Australia and New Zealand, Leonie Morgan AM - Consultant and Board Director and Sarah Davies - CEO Philanthropy Australia will all spend one-on-one time with the five outstanding leaders of the Victorian music industry.
The extensive program offers each participant a one-on-one coaching package with Leadership Victoria in Executive Leadership Coaching, that aims to help facilitate behavioural and attitudinal shifts to enable both individuals and groups to overcome barriers to change and to realise their own potential and the potential of their organisation.
In addition to the Leadership Coaching, four specialised Masterclasses in Fundamentals and Foundations of Leadership, Frameworks to use in Leadership, Façade of your Leadership, Futureproofing your Leadership will be held between April and June and will be coached by Louise Thomson of Global People Two. Louise helps people understand their own and others’ personality, their own emotional intelligence, the effect of their conversational style on others and how to build the capability and confidence of their team to create effective workplaces and communities.
“Mentoring is a powerful tool that really makes a difference and I am so excited to be paired with the amazing Coco Eke from Bad Apples Music as part of the Cultivate Program. There is a lot we can discover together.” - Leonie Morgan, Consultant and Board Director.
The program was open for Victorian residents who identify as a woman and currently hold leadership or management positions at their place of employment within the contemporary music sector.
‘Cultivate’ Pilot Program 2019: March – June 2019
Dallas Frasca - Director, A Hitch to the Sticks Festival/ Industry Mentor, Collarts
Kate Duncan - CEO, The Push Inc.
Katie Besgrove - Co-Owner, Look Out Kid?General Manager, Barely Dressed Records
Coco Eke - Label Manager, Bad Apples Music
Sally Mather - Music & Marketing Manager, Corner Group
Amanda Walker - Co-founder & ownerLord of the Fries (LOTF) & Weirdoughs
Mia Klitsas - Co-founder and Director Moxie Products and The Brand Maketh
Jackie Antas - General Manager, CommunicationsTicketmaster/Live Nation Entertainment, Australia and New Zealand
Leonie Morgan AM - Consultant and Board Director
Sarah Davies - CEO Philanthropy Australia
7 Mar 2019
International Women's Day is rolling around again on 8 March, and we have compiled a selection of great events you can go to to celebrate the force that is Women in Music!Read More
27 Feb 2019
All Australians can vividly recall their favourite festival moments. Mine was the first time a white Cuban heeled boot was raised in excitement above a fans’ head at the Golden Plains Festival at Meredith in south-western Victoria. It kick started a global tradition of festival audiences recognising a five star live performance in a joyous instantaneous review.
Australian music festivals are a powerful economic driver to the economy. According the Live Performance Australia’s Ticketing Revenue and Performance Report, they contributed more than $100 million to the national economy in 2017. They are a vital source of economic activity and social engagement in many regional cities and towns, and have an important flow on effect to venues through numerous side shows.
But this is all under threat after the NSW State Government announced the implementation of a new festival permit scheme from March 1 which has created uncertainty and led to the cancellation of two festivals...Read More
15 Feb 2019
Music Victoria is making some exciting changes to our membership categories and we’re doing this so that we can look after our valued members more efficiently!Read More
13 Feb 2019
Music Victoria applauds the Victorian State Government for ruling out the possibility of implementing new licensing laws which have seen a number of music festivals in NSW unable to continue. These new laws implemented by the NSW State Government have already resulted in excessive security measures and a damaging economic outcome with no guarantee of safer events...Read More
29 Jan 2019
Over the weekend, a few hugely influential members of the Victorian music community were awarded with official honours on Australia Day.
Danzal Baker (aka Baker Boy) was announced as winner of the Young Australian of the Year award – recognised for his work across rap, dance, acting and graffiti...Read More
25 Jan 2019
Neil Morris from our VMDO office has crafted a deadly Invasion Day playlist of Victorian based First Peoples artists over on Spotify...Read More
23 Jan 2019
~~ JOB VACANCY - GENERAL MANAGER ~~Read More
As we recruited for the General Manager role over the quiet Christmas period, we have decided extend the deadline for applications until COB Thursday 7 February.
19 Dec 2018
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While that was as accurate as possible at the time, it relied in part on 2016 Live Performance Australia data to estimate attendance and spending at major ticketed events (concerts, festivals, theatres) across the live music performance sector. We now have the LPA’s 2017 Ticket and Revenue Survey which reveals that 2017 was a bumper year...Read More
18 Dec 2018
Music Victoria hereby calls for expressions of interest for an appointed Board Director position to fill the role of Volunteer Treasurer.Read More
Expressions of interest for the position close on Friday 18 January.
18 Dec 2018
The Music Victoria General Manager is responsible for the business and operational management of Music Victoria, with direct responsibility for the Operations/Finance/HR portfolios.Read More
Applications close: COB 13 January 2019
10 Dec 2018
The Victorian Government, in partnership with Music Victoria, announces a new women-only leadership program, Cultivate, for industry professionals who wish to take the next step in their career. Read More