Wed 10 Jan 2018

Amplifying Voices of Female, Trans, and Gender Diverse Youth.

National Live Music Award Nominee, Girls Rock! Melbourne (GR!M) has just announced dates for the next week-long music camp for female, trans, and gender diverse (FTGD) youth aged 10-17. Taking place at Wick Studios from January 15-19th, 2018, GR!M camp includes lessons from experienced musicians, empowering workshops, live performances, and the fostering of healthy, positive relationships. Full-fee, discounted and full scholarship places are offered to make camp accessible to all, and applications are open now!

Taking inspiration from other Girls Rock! camps running around the world since 2001, GR!M is the second organisation established of its kind in Australia, becoming part of a global movement that promotes creativity, self-confidence and social change for FTGD youth.

GR!M encourages participants to speak up, express themselves and not be afraid to make some noise! GR!M has received praise from both industry and community, including the following feedback from one parent, "My child participated in the first GR!M and it was possibly the single most influential, self-esteem building, creative, and eye opening experience she has ever had."

Over five days, participants aged 10 to 17 learn instruments, form bands, watch live music
performances, participate in both creative and industry workshops (e.g. body image, zine-making, screen-printing, recording a demo, and band marketing), and write original songs to be performed at the public showcase on Saturday, 20th January. Unlike some other music programs, GR!M is open to participants with any level of music experience – including none at all! Each band is paired with positive FTGD mentors who model respectful behaviour and promote healthy band dynamics, while being able to relate to the challenges facing young people in the music industry. GR!M has no doubt that this concept will continue inspire people Australia-wide, with Girls Rock! camps established now in many of Australia’s major cities.

Girls Rock! Melbourne January 2018 Camp
Location: Wick Studios, Brunswick, VIC
Camp Dates: 15th to 19th January, 2018
Volunteer & Camper Applications Open: October 5th, 2017 to January 10th, 2018
Showcase Date: 20th January, 2018

More info here