Kirsty Rivers

Creative Victoria

Kirsty is the Manager of Contemporary Music at Creative Victoria and manages the $22.2 million dollar “Music Works” program, a mix of funding, support and incentives across the music sector to stimulate economic, social and cultural development within the Victorian music industry.

Key projects include the new Australian Music Vault, the upcoming Victorian Music Development Office and delivery of strategic funding to the sector including the Music Passport and Music Under Wings programs.

Kirsty has a long history within the music industry including appearing in the Top 50 most influential people in Australian Music. She strongly believes in the importance of ongoing learning and giving back to the local industry and has contributed through board positions such as PBS, Music Victoria, The Push and numerous mentoring and advisory committees. Her music career includes music retail, management and independent record companies and 17 years as National Manager, Member Services at APRA AMCOS.