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2024 APRA Aotearoa Mentorship Programme applications open

Story Published Tuesday 5 March 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 APRA Aotearoa Mentorship Programme, an initiative that provides emerging songwriters with one-on-one mentoring from established artists around the country. APRA AMCOS members are invited to apply today with applications closing 5pm Friday 22nd March.

The APRA Aotearoa Mentorship Programme provides direct one-on-one mentoring to developing artists from established members to nurture and grow skills and knowledge in an area of specific need, as identified by the mentee.

17 mentors from various backgrounds have been selected based on their skills, leadership, and guidance capabilities: Amelia Murray (Fazerdaze), Angelo Munro, Arli Liberman, Byllie-jean, CHAII, Dianne Swann, Grayson Gilmour, JessB, Laughton Kora, Maisey Rika, Mark Vanilau, Melodownz, Reb Fountain, SJD (Sean James Donnelly), Steph Brown, Stephen Gallagher, Troy Kingi.

How are the mentors selected?

  • The 17 mentors have been chosen by APRA AMCOS from across the membership based on their varied skills, leadership and guidance capabilities
  • Mentors were selected to represent all areas of our membership, across Aotearoa

How are mentees selected?

  • Mentees will be shortlisted by the APRA AMCOS membership team, based on their mentoring requirements for their active project
  • Mentors will then be sent a shortlist of potential mentees, and select their mentee

How does it work?

  • Mentors will give a minimum of 20 hours to the programme
  • At least one meeting in person, more if possible or preferred, the rest online
  • Successful mentees will be contacted by mid-April to begin asap, conclude end of June
  • Mentees and mentors together, identify and communicate the skills, knowledge and goals they want to achieve and communicate and coordinate directly with each other
  • Provide feedback throughout and at the end of the programme