Applications now open – VIPI Producers Mentorship Program

The Victorian Independent Producers Initiative (VIPI) Producers Mentorship Program is now open for Expressions of Interest (EOI).

We especially encourage applications from First Peoples, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse / People of Colour, people living with disability, Deaf people and people based regionally.


Support for your application

If you are wanting to submit an application as a group of people (more than 1 mentor and 1 mentee pairing), please contact TNA VIPI Program Producer, Rani Pramesti, rani@tna.org.au or call 03 9947 1015 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

If you need any further support in completing your application, please contact TNA General Manager, simone@tna.org.au or call 03 9947 1015.


Things to prepare 

You will need to submit a joint application as a Mentor/ Mentee pairing.

As part of your application, you will need to submit:

  • Your CVs (either as a PDF, DOC, DOCX or online URL, e.g. to a LinkedIn profile)
  • A simple work plan (maximum 2 pages)
  • A simple budget (maximum 1 page)

Please see a Word document version of the EOI questions, a sample work plan and a sample budget at the bottom of this page.


There are multiple ways you can submit your EOI:

–Survey Monkey (in writing). Please prepare your written responses beforehand and then copy and paste into the Survey Monkey. You can use the Word Document below to prepare your responses.

–As a Video file. You will need to submit your video via an online link, e.g. on YouTube, Googledrive or Vimeo. You will still need to submit some basic written information online, here, along with your video URL.

–As an Audio file. Please upload your audio file to Googledrive, Soundcloud or any other freely accessible online platform. You will still need to submit some basic written information online, here, along with the URL to your audio file.

–Deaf Applicants: You are able to submit a video in Auslan. Please record yourself in Auslan and upload your video to YouTube, Googledrive or Vimeo. You will still need to submit some basic written information online, here, along with your video URL. We will take care of having your video translated.


Word Document version of EOI Questions.

Sample Work plan for Producers Mentorship Program.

Sample Budget for Producers Mentorship Program.