This page promotes industry-specific initiatives for creative women across Australia and internationally, such as guilds, associations, non-profits and other informal collectives. Please note these groups are not affiliated with CWC in any way.
Women of Graphic Design
A project focused on exhibiting the contributions of women in graphic design and exploring issues of gender-equality in education provided by design institutions. Women of Graphic Design aims to be a source for learning and sharing, and ultimately a platform to spark discussion.
– Resources including websites, books, magazines, interviews, design projects and more
– Community driven blog and gallery
The dynamic team of women is committed to bringing feminism and equality into music in Australia. Listen aims to continue the conversation about gender equality through mentoring, ideology, events, publishing, archiving and collecting great music, presentations and more.
– Member submissions including photos, posters and stories
– Mailing list
– Members forum
Parlour brings together research, informed opinion and resources on women, equity and architecture in Australia to generate debate and discussion. It seeks to expand the spaces and opportunities available to women while also revealing the many women who already contribute in diverse ways.
– Opinion pieces
– Research and publications
– Industry links and resources
– Public register of women in architecture
Women in Media (WiM)
WiM is a networking initiative for women in media stemming from the belief that solidarity in journalism is vital in ensuring good working conditions, more opportunities for women and credible journalism.
With the proud support of MEAA and the Walkley Foundation for Journalism, closing the gender gap in pay, retirement income and career opportunity is central to what WiM wants to achieve through this program.
Women in Film and Television NSW (WIFT NSW)
WIFT NSW is part of a global organisation, Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) that s committed to improving the status of women, both on and off the screen, by supporting and advancing women working in the film, television and related screen industries. WIFT recognises the professional excellence achieved by women in all areas of the industry, providing a unique forum for communication, professional development and networking.
– Events and networking Drinks
– Email Bulletin
– SCREENTalks and other seminars
– WOW (World of Women) Film Festival, WIFT International Short Film Showcase and other screenings
– Online programs
– Funding opportunities
– Mentor Scheme
– International networking
The Stella Prize
A major literary award that celebrates Australian women’s writing and an organisation that champions cultural change, and hold events and lectures around Australia. They also compile the annual Stella Count, tracking the number of books by men and women reviewed in our major newspapers and literary magazines, and in late 2014 launched the Stella Schools Program.
- Literary awards and support
- Education program
If you know of a similar industry-specific group you think could be included here, please let us know.