A series of free Cultural Leadership Workshops are presented each year for artists to build new diverse leadership, specific artform skills and cultural development. These include focused development workshops providing tailored advice for musicians as part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s (MAV’s) State of Culture Music Program. MAV also works annually with the City of Melbourne to present free information sessions and grant writing workshops. The workshops are a platform to share ideas and develop skills in community leadership and cultural management, providing the opportunity for participants to network, build leadership and management skills, get to know their local governments and cultural sectors, and discuss common issues with peers and experts.