I want: to give back
Support Act is a registered charity by the music industry, for the music industry. Offering a wide range of support including financial help, advice and practical assistance. If you need help from their professional counselling service, just call the Wellbeing Helpline on 1800 959 500, which is open 24/7.
Volunteer / Mentor
Bandmates Victoria is an initiative of the City of Maribyrnong and Arts Access Victoria and matches volunteers with people who experience physical or mental disability, to connect to the live music community. Bandmates gives people with a disability the opportunity to see live music without a parent or carer by putting them in touch with a music loving volunteer. Training is provided before pairing each volunteer up with a Bandmate.
Music Industries Pathways is back in 2019, where The Push pairs 65 mentees from around Victoria with music industry mentors. These mentor positions are on a volunteer basis, with at least 10 hours one-on-one with the mentee. To read more about the program and to discuss being a mentor with The Push, click the link above.
YOWO Music is a music performance program for young women and GNC teenagers. Working with professional musicians, these workshops are structured around weekly rehearsals which culminates in a gig at a local music venue. Previous mentors include Kimbra, Ella Thompson (GL, Dorsal Fins), Jude Perl, Shannon Barnett, Tamara Murphy, and Xani Kolac (The Twoks).
Girls Rock! is a national network of music camps empowering girls, trans and gender diverse young people aged between 10-17 through music education and mentorship. Girls Rock! are always on the lookout for new volunteers and mentors, with various roles for different specialist fields. You can also donate funds, gear or host a fundraiser to help out.
One of One
The One of One breakfast events provide a unique mentorship opportunity where 50 emerging people in the music industry are invited to the event, to sit alongside 50 established professionals including CEOs, GMs, musicians, booking agents, artist managers, engineers and more. Working in partnership with The Push, this mentorship program fosters meaningful relationships and networks within the industry.
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