Bandmates Victoria

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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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Bandmates Victoria is offering Industry Development Training to music related venue and festival staff. This training is an introductory discussion about disability and the diversity of audiences.

Two hour session that covers a range of disability and diversity related topics, using a variety of mediums.

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.

Cost: Free but places limited
Date:
Monday 8 October
Time:
2 – 4pm
Venue:
The Eastern Hotel, 81 Humffray St N, Ballarat East
RSVP by COB Wednesday 3 October via email.

Please include which venue you are from as well as any specific access or dietary requirements with your RSVP.


We are currently accepting applications for our 2018 program for Bandmates and Volunteers. If you are interested in being involved, details of our application process are below. Please get in touch if you would like to be added to our mailing list.   

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?

  • Complete the application form online
  • Alternatively, download this form(PDF, 601KB) and submit it to: Bandmates Victoria, Maribyrnong City Council, PO Box 58, Footscray Vic 3011.
  • Bandmates Victoria staff will arrange Information Sessions to explain what happens next.

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?

  • Read the Volunteer Role Statement(PDF, 536KB)
  • Complete the application form online
  • Alternatively, download the form(PDF, 405KB) and submit it to: Bandmates Victoria, Maribyrnong City Council, PO Box 58, Footscray Vic 3011.
  • Bandmates Victoria staff will arrange Interviews, Referee Checks, Police Checks and Volunteer training.

 Contact

Bandmates Victoria Team, Maribyrnong City Council, via bandmatesvic@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au or 0437 161 061.