What is FReeZA?
FReeZA is Victorian Government initiative and an innovative youth development program providing young people between the ages of 12 and 25 with the opportunity to attend affordable and accessible music, art and cultural events. FReeZA attracts over 140,000 young people each year to events that take place in safe, fully supervised, drug, alcohol and smoke-free venues across Victoria.
Through funding provided by the Office of Youth, FReeZA presents you with the opportunity to become a part of a local FReeZA committee to plan and deliver events. FReeZA offers you the chance to develop a broad range of skills and the opportunity to stage events for other young people in your local community.
Join the FReeZa committee!
If you are interest in organising and running a FReeZa event in your town then this committee is for you!
By participating in a local FReeZa committee you will be given the chance to make decisions and lead in the staging of events, whilst also broadening networks within the community by connecting with local businesses, schools and other organisations.
Being a part of a FReeZa committee will also build your self-confidence, create and develop professional relationships, and provide opportunities to explore various education and employment pathways in the music industry.
Read more about being part of a FReeZA committee here: https://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/get-involved/freeza/freeza-showcase/best-practice/freeza-committees-and-audiences
A key partner in the successful delivery of the FReeZA program is The Push - an independent state wide youth music and event management organisation.
From its initial involvement in the 1996 FReeZA pilot program and the 1997 FReeZA Live Tour, The Push continues to provide support to young people, and FReeZA workers through their networks and associations with bands, DJs, managers, booking agencies, security firms, sound and lighting companies, street press, record companies, publicists, graphic artists and recording studios.
Through networking with FReeZA committees around the state, The Push help to support young people to get the skills they need to organise their own live events. Services and activities provided by The Push include:
- facilitating annual training for FReeZA workers and committees
- facilitating the FReeZA Push Start competition
- staging the annual Battle of the Bands Grand Final at the Moomba Festival
- free expert advice in staging events and other aspects of the music industry
- FReeZA Committee Handbooks
- developing resources, support materials and case studies for the FReeZA website
- monthly e-bulletin updates for FReeZA workers
- general advice for young and emerging artists
- a music industry mentoring program for up to 30 young people per year.
For more information on the FReeZA Support Service please contact The Push via:
Telephone: 03 9380 1277
The FReeZA program is an innovative youth development program that provides opportunities for young Victorians aged 12-25 across metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria to enjoy live band gigs, dance parties and other cultural, recreational and artistic events that are drug, alcohol and smoke-free in supervised and safe venues.
FReeZA was established in 1997 to provide affordable and accessible music and cultural events in safe venues for young people and to give local performers development and regular performance opportunities.
Through grants provided by the Victorian Government, young people have the opportunity to become a part of a FReeZA committee to make decisions and lead in the staging of events, whilst also broadening networks within the community by connecting with local businesses, schools and other organisations. Being a part of a FReeZA committee also builds self-confidence, create and develop professional relationships, and provide opportunities to explore various education and employment pathways in the music industry.
As well as developing new skills, the FReeZA program also provide important performance opportunities for local musicians and emerging artists to showcase their talents through state-wide competitions such as the annual FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands.
The other types of events also staged by local FReeZA committees include staging of live band gigs, BMX/Skate comps, Hip Hop showcases, art and short film competitions, DJ dance events, theatre productions and local community, music and youth festivals.
For more information contact
Youth Services West Wimmera
13 99 72