Welcome to FReeZA
Resident Music Reporter Fletcher talks to the 2013 Push Start winners about country towns and eclectic sounds.
Check out the complete list of upcoming FReeZA Battle of the Bands events.
FReeZA Push Start showcases young and emerging Victorian performers in a battle of the band style performance.
Our Galleries showcase some of the fantastic events, programs and people that are part of our huge FReeZA community around Victoria.
Check out all the great events that FReeZA have coming up!
Young people around Victoria are doing awesome work to bring new entertainment concepts to their communities.
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Youth Affairs Minister Ryan Smith today announced $2.4 million in grants to 80 organisations and local councils to help coordinate a range of events for young people across the state.
FReeZA is an innovative youth development program providing young people between the ages of 12 and 25 with the opportunity to attend affordable and accessible music 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 the Victoria.
Through funding provided by the Office for Youth, FReeZA presents you with the opportunity to become a part of a local FReeZA committee to plan and deliver these 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.
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.
As well as developing new skills, you will 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 that you can also get involved with through your local FReeZA committee 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.
This website will provide you with the information needed to join your local FReeZA committee and get involved in the next event near you.