WAM runs a number of programs that aim to nurture emerging artists and audiences. They include:


WAM’s New Noise program is sponsored by Healthway and carries the Act-Belong-Commit message for staying mentally healthy. It is held in metro and regional areas across WA. There are several components to the program including:

  • Workshops – A local musician or band visits a school once a week for 5 weeks and undertakes a series of workshops with the same group of students, usually on the topic of song writing and creativity.
  • Performances – A local band or artist visits a school and carries out a performance and Q and A for the whole school.
  • Musicians In Residence – A new program being introduced in the second half of 2021, this will involve an artist attending the same school for 10 weeks and working with a range of students on a song that explores the idea of staying mentally healthy through music. The program will culminate in a whole school performance and recording of the song.


New Noise Collective is a group of young people mentored by WAM’s Audience Development Officer, Em Burrows, who work together to put on all ages live music events. To join this group or for more information , please contact em@wam.org.au.



WAM sponsors and organises a range of all ages events throughout the year as part of its audience development program.


 GIRLS ROCK! WA is an initiative that aims to inspire and empower female, trans and non-binary youth through music.  It includes week-long day camps (held twice a year) and monthly jam sessions that encourage creativity, self-expression and teamwork.

During camp participants each have instruction on the instrument of their choice (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, or vocals), join a band with other campers, write a song together, and perform at a showcase concert at the end of the week. Camp also includes lunchtime performances by amazing local artists as well as creative and engaging workshops each day.