Inspired by the Girls Rock Camp movement in the United States, Girls Rock! Canberra was founded in 2015 and was the first program of its kind to be established in Australia. Our 2019 camp is set to take place from Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October (9am – 5pm), with a showcase on Saturday 5 October.
Over the five days of camp, participants learn an instrument, form their own band, watch live music performances and write an original song to be performed at the end of week showcase. They also gain exposure to a whole world of creative skills and empowering ideas, delivered by a team of experienced mentors, including music history and feminism, improvisation skills, zine making, screenprinting and more. They will find new friends, collaborators and role models among the group – strong and unique individuals, just like them.
Girls Rock! Canberra seeks to be as inclusive and accessible as possible, and donations to our program help us meet that aim. Donations to Girls Rock! Canberra enable us to offer fee assistance in the form of full or partial scholarships to young people who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend and who may need this opportunity the most.
For many it could prove to be a turning point – an opportunity to enter a different space, uncover a diverse wealth of influences, to be welcomed for who they are and encouraged to be what they aspire to.
A donation of $500 will cover a full scholarship to Girls Rock! Canberra for a young person, including all workshop costs, but any and all donations contribute to the success of our program – going toward the purchasing of workshop materials, on-site child-minding, and production of our end-of-camp showcase.
Donations to Girls Rock! Canberra are a tangible way to support the next generation of musicians. You’ll be investing in a diverse, inclusive and dynamic music scene – and society!