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Applications Extended for Second Girls Rock! WA Camp!

9 Sep


Following the success of the inaugural Girls Rock! WA camp in January, WAM extends applications for the second camp to take place in September, October 2019!

The Girls Rock! program, which originated in­­­ the US and is now practised successfully around the globe, is a week-long day camp of instrumental instruction, band rehearsals, workshops, and fun activities designed to empower and inspire aspiring young female, trans, and non-binary musicians. The program tackles the issue of gender imbalance in the music industry with a focus on the key areas of creativity, positivity, community and empowerment.

Girls Rock! WA Co-ordinator and WAM Audience Development Officer, Em Burrows, says of the program ‘Our first camp in January had an incredible impact on the participants and the local music community.  The way in which volunteers from the music industry joined together to support the campers and offer them a really amazing experience was profoundly moving and uplifting.’

The second instalment of the Girls Rock! WA camp will feature a range of specialty workshops with notable WA musicians, including song writing with Carla Geneve, culture and identity with Grace Barbé, and electronic music with Feels. Campers will continue to be inspired and entertained throughout lunch with performances by special guests. The camp will culminate with a showcase performance by all campers at Rosemount Hotel.


WHEN: Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October 2019
WHERE: Leederville TAFE Music Industry Skills Department
WHO: Open to female, trans, and non-binary people aged 11-17 with existing experience in either guitar, bass, drums or vocals.


Applications for enrolment close on Monday 16 September 2019

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The ArtsGovernment of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.