Amplifying the voices of female, trans, and gender diverse youth through music education and positive mentorship.
Girls Rock! Melbourne aims to empower young female, trans, and gender diverse people aged 10 - 17 through music and education. We hold school holidays camps, workshops, and other events throughout the year in an effort to address the problem of gender inequality in the music industry.
What are parents saying about Girls Rock! Melbourne?
"My child participated in the first GR!M and it was possibly the single most influential, self esteem building, creative and eye opening experience she has ever had."
"As a parent, it was great to roll up each day of the camp and see everything so organised: I could have complete faith all would be well, and that the camp organisers obviously had a handle on everything at all times. That's always such a relief."
"She had such an empowering and confidence boosting experience"
"When my child participated in Girls Rock last January, it was life changing- was amazing for her to be around girls and women in a positive, accepting, and creative environment."
What are participants saying about Girls Rock! Melbourne?
"Thank you for supporting me and taking your time to help me learn the drums from scratch, and for reassuring me I was doing ok-- this is something I’m going to keep with me forever. Thank you for making it such a judgement-free space, where we could all be ourselves, regardless of identity or ability. This week has made me a much more confident person and I owe it all to you all."
HISTORY OF GIRLS ROCK! CAMPS
The first Girls Rock Camp, Rock 'n' Roll Camp 4 Girls in Portland, Oregon in the USA, was founded in 2001. Since then, over 50 camps have been started worldwide, with camps in Canada, Sweden, France, Germany, Iceland, Brazil and Peru. GR!M is aligned with the Girls Rock Camp Alliance, a worldwide support network of camp organisers, and will follow their core values:
The power of music as a means to create personal and social change;
The efforts that actively expand opportunities for girls and women;
Positive approaches to fighting sexism;
Integrity, honesty and respect;
Appropriate sharing of resources, cooperation, and collaboration;
Using our collective voice to further our mission;