Regional Music Development Program

Regional Music Development Program

Funded by Creative Victoria and delivered in partnership by Music Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria, the Regional Music Development (RMD) program will support the employment of three Regional Music Workers for 12 months in three regions across the state. These local music workers will work to develop projects and initiatives to support local music networks and activity as well as act as brokers to establish connections with music representatives in other parts of the state, local governments, arts bodies and other relevant stakeholders.


Stage 1 Expressions of Interest 

The RMD selection process is different to funding programs you may have applied to in the past. You should read the program guidelines carefully before applying (see below).

A two-stage selection process will be used to identify locations and subsequently regional staff to fill roles in these locations:

  • Stage 1: eligible applicants submit an Expression of Interest to host a Regional Music Worker in their region;
  • Stage 2: following selection of the three successful regions, Music Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria will oversee the employment process to hire three locally-based Regional Music Workers.

Expressions of Interest for Stage 1 of the program are now closed. Please sign up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page for the latest updates on when this program will return.

At Stage 1, applicants do not need to identify a candidate for the Regional Music Worker. Further, whilst applicants at Stage 1 may like to identify a potential candidate to fill the Regional Music Worker role, Music Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria will make final decisions regarding employment in these roles.

Regional Music Workers appointed at Stage 2 of the program will be employed by Music Victoria, and supported by the Regional Partnership Group co-convened by Music Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria. Employment will follow an open recruitment process consistent with existing employment procedures at Music Victoria.

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