A Pathway to Jobs in Live Music: The Weasle Eicke Scholarship Program 2023

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Victorian Minister for Creative Industries, Steve Dimopoulos has announced a $190,000 grant for CrewCare to roll out their A Pathway to Jobs in Live Music: The Weasle Eicke Scholarship program.

“Victoria is the creative state and hundreds of thousands of workers power our $34 billion creative economy.”

“We’re growing our creative workforce and backing workers to develop their skills, build their careers and deliver the experiences that make Victoria so unique.”

Victorian Minister for Creative Industries
Steve Dimopoulos

About The Scholarship

 A Pathway to jobs in live music: The Weasle Eicke Scholarship 2023 (WES), is a revised initiative of the 2022 program delivered by CrewCare based on the successes and response of last years’ program.

The program will be delivered by the CrewCare WES team in partnership with Creative Victoria, multiple tertiary educators and Australia’s leading production providers through facilitating training and job opportunities.



Specifically designed to develop skills and experience for students studying Live Production and Sound Production from Tertiary Institutions, and to up-skill casual workers from crewing companies.

 With practical experience and networking opportunities the program will ensure participants succeed as future leaders in the live entertainment industry.

This is an equal opportunity program that is designed to encourage and provide opportunities for a diverse range of people in creative industries. The program will elevate these students and workers to fill existing job vacancies with these leading production suppliers.

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The program will provide flexible work placement to ensure participants have access to the broadest range of activities suited to their skill sets. All participants will have six months to complete the ten days mentorship.  These ten days do not have to be fulfilled concurrently. This allows students to time the experience around their studies, and gives flexibility for businesses to find the most advantageous work experiences.

Our successful applicants will receive a stipend of $100 per day for each of the 10 training days. For our regional students, they will also receive $100 per night towards their accommodation costs while attending the training days in Melbourne. Whilst undertaking work experience, trainees will receive relevant award rates.


“The Weasel Eicke Scholarship Program fills the gap between education and vocational experience, preparing participants to take on employment with a ready built network of mentors and employers.”

Andrew McKinnon
CrewCare Board Chairman

Impact Summary of the 2022 Program

These employment figures demonstrate what the program has achieved and underpins the confidence to take the program forward.

  • 85% of trainees have been offered ongoing, regular work within the live music industry.

  • 22% have been employed full time.

For more information and to apply for The Weasle Eicke Scholarship, click here.



“CrewCare is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.”

CrewCare wish to acknowledge and thank the Victorian Government for their ongoing commitment to the many businesses and live music workers who contribute so much to the Victorian gig economy.

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