Girls Rock! Canberra empowers girls, trans and non-binary young people (ages 10-17 years) through a week-long mentorship program that encourages creativity, self-expression and teamwork through music education.
In the space of five days, participants will form their own band, learn an instrument, watch live music performances, participate in creative workshops- like making zines and screen printing band t-shirts- and write an original song to be performed at the end of the week.
GR!C aims to provide a safe environment for girls and gender-diverse young people to express their creativity, take pride in their accomplishments and learn not to apologise for making some noise.
Inspired by the international Girls Rock Camp movement, GR!C is the first program of its kind to be established in Australia, and is part of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance.