Girls Rock! is an incredible global initiative giving young women, trans, and non-binary people the chance to hone their musical skills, write songs, join a band and perform live.
Already they have programs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Canberra. Now WAM have announced the very first Girls Rock! camp to take place in WA.
WAM have announced the very first Girls Rock! camp in Western Australia, set to take place in Perth over the 2018/2019 summer holidays.
The week-long day camp will be taking place in Perth over the forthcoming summer holidays with daily workshops and performances by local musicians taking place across the program. Previous mentors at Australian Girls Rock! camps include Courtney Barnett, Sarah Blasko and Jen Cloher.
Girls Rock! tackles the issue of gender imbalance in the music industry with a focus on the key areas of creativity, positivity, community and empowerment. The program will be spearheaded by Perth teacher and local musician Em Burrows, who said:
“I have heard so many established female musicians saying that they wish they had something like Girls Rock! when they were starting out as songwriters and performers! Girls Rock! is such a great program and a great way for Perth to nurture its next generation of musicians.
It gives young people the chance to learn from experienced musicians and industry personnel in such a welcoming environment. I’m so excited to work with WAM to get this program off the ground!”
The Girls Rock! program is part of a national network of Australian rock camps and a wider global Girls Rock! community, which originated in Portland, Oregon in 2001. Camps now take place in countries all over the world, including the UK, Japan, Finland and more. The first Australian camp took place in Canberra in 2016.
The Perth Girls Rock! camp will take place on Monday 14 – Saturday 19 January 2019 and is open to female, trans, and non-binary people aged 11-17 with existing experience in either guitar, bass, drums or vocals. Register your interest here!
Find out more here.