September 10th 2021
In collaboration with our partners, we are excited to be launching EQUALISER.

Equaliser (EQ) is a mixed workshop/seminar/network format that provides professional development, mentorship and an ongoing network support to female* music and screen sector professionals.

Produced and presented by Auckland UNESCO City of Music and Women In Film & Television, and supported by the NZ Music Commission, NZ On Air, Sony & Aputure.

Kaupapa: Building a community of female screen and music professionals.

EQ is a global initiative by UNESCO Cities of Music to address the UN's Sustainable Development Goals 2030.


How it works

Musician applicants are asked to submit a song that is planned for 2022 release. Ideally the song will be completed or near completion at time of submission. Successful applicants will be paired with synergistic Director applicants for the purposes of producing filmed content (music video, interstitials, visualisers or other as agreed) to support the release of that music.

Who can apply
Women who are:


About the Grants

There are three project grants of $10,000 each (paid to the Director). Each project will have access to mentors, crew and selected technical equipment.

To Apply

See our website and apply via the online form.
Applications open Friday 10 September and close Friday 1 October.

Head to our website for all the information and how to apply, or please forward this email to all relevant people in your networks.



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