About Us

Girls Rock! Canberra empowers girls, trans and non-binary young people (ages 10-17 years) through a week-long mentorship program that encourages creativity, self-expression and teamwork through music education. Over the five-day program, participants will form their own band, learn an instrument, watch live music performances, participate in creative workshops- like making zines and screen printing band t-shirts- and write an original song to be performed at the end of the week.

GR!C aims to provide a safe environment for girls and gender-diverse young people to express their creativity, take pride in their accomplishments and learn not to apologise for making some noise.

We ran our first program in January 2016 and our second program in July 2017, both at Ainslie Arts Centre, Braddon. Our next camp will take place July 2018 –  camper applications now open!

Girls Rock! Canberra was the first Girls Rock Camp to be established in Australia.

We strive to be as inclusive as possible. Girls Rock! Canberra values diversity of age, race, economic status, gender expression, size, physical ability, developmental ability, musical interests, learning styles, nationality, religion, thought, citizenship status, and sexual orientation. We promote respect and do not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, or other discriminatory behaviour or expression.

Girls Rock! Canberra is part of the Girls Rock! Australia network

Top photo – Milk The Mailman, 2016. Photo by Mia Mala MacDonald