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Calling all musical youth

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If you are young and local, then you have the opportunity to co-curate a 100 per cent youth led high calibre event.

If you are aged 16-25, you’re invited to plan and perform at an all-ages music event.

To be held at the Ballan Mechanics Institute, the program will consist of practical elements along with short presentations, guest speakers and mentors. Workshops will focus on a variety of topics including, Stagecraft, collaboration for performers and production skills and, How to run an Event.

For musicians, to be part of the program you’ll be able to play your instrument at a level where you can follow simple standard chords to a song all the way through with other musicians with minimal preparation. For singers, you’ll be comfortable singing a song without the recording, for example with an instrument or a karaoke track.

If you’re not sure where your skill level is at, please contact Jen via email – arts@moorabool.vic.gov.au

The Young and Local 2023 Program Plan follows on from the successful pilot Live and Local program in 2022 and, will build on the positive outcomes from the first program and will continue to support and provide capacity building opportunities for youth with an interest in music and production in the Shire.

Expressions of interest close on Sunday 21 May, with applicant interviews commencing the following week on 27 May.

Professional Development, Workshops and Event Development sessions will be run on Saturdays 1pm – 4pm during June – September, with a grand finale performance to be held at the Ballan Mechanics Institute. A date is yet to be announced.

The 2023 program is possible with support from Moorabool Shire Council and with funding from Creative Victoria Music Works program.

Applications can be made on Council’s website www.moorabool.vic.gov.au and search young & local 2023.