Girls Rock! Australia

Girls Rock! Australia (GR!A) is a national network of Australian girls rock camps, inspired by programs that developed in the USA and have since become a worldwide movement. Our mission is to empower girls and women, building self-esteem and confidence by amplifying their voices through music education and performance. GR!A is built on principles of access and equity, social action, empowerment and community spirit. By providing a positive, female-lead environment that offers musical instruction as well as a variety of workshops and performances, this program creates leadership opportunities, cultivates a supportive community of peers and mentors, and encourages social change and the development of life skills.

Guitar class, Girls Rock! Canberra 2016. Photo by Mia Mala McDonald

Guitar class, Girls Rock! Canberra 2016. Photo by Mia Mala McDonald

The first program, Girls Rock! Canberra was held on January 11-16 at Ainslie Arts Centre, Canberra ACT.  Girls Rock! Brisbane was run in September 2016, Girls Rock! Melbourne will run in January 2017 and Girls Rock! Canberra will run again in July 2017.