Bandmates Victoria is a program that matches Volunteers with people over 18 with disability and or mental health issues, to go out to live music. Often people with disability and or mental health issues are unable to attend live music unless they are with parents or support workers. The program creates solid foundations that facilitate social access, build community connections and enhance wellbeing through accessing popular and independent arts and culture.
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Registrations for Bandmates and Volunteers have closed for 2019.
Please get in touch if you would like to be added to our mailing list or have any queries.
Want to be a Bandmate?
Are you a young person over 18 with disability and or mental health issue that wants to see live music? Want to meet a person who has the same musical tastes as you?
- Applications for Bandmates are currently closed. Please keep your eye on the web site as well as our social media for information on our next intake and how you can apply.
Want to be a Volunteer?
Do you love live music? Do you want to volunteer to see live music with a person with disability and or mental health issue?
- Applications for Volunteers are currently closed. Please keep your eye on the web site as well as our social media for information on our next intake and how you can apply.
Industry Development Training for Live Music Venues and Festivals
Bandmates Victoria offers Industry Development Training to music venue and festival staff. This introductory session covers a range of disability and diversity related topics including human rights, behaviour and language. Bandmates Victoria trainers use a variety of mediums; film clips and interactive Q&A throughout the session.
This training will enhance the capacity of music related venue and festival staff to feel confident and capable in understanding disability and diversity in their workplace.
Bandmates Victoria Team, Maribyrnong City Council, via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0437 161 061