FReeZA Phoenix Productions

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Learn how to initiate and produce arts and cultural events. You can help organise just one event or more. Phoenix Productions members are young people 12 – 25 who are interested in learning behind the scenes organisational and technical skills.

You can do training in the below or suggest training you want to do:

  • Event management
  • Sound and production
  • Media and promotions
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Public Speaking
  • MC’ing
  • Facilitating public conversations

In 2018 and 2019 Phoenix and Melbourne Sound School deliver electronic music training including DJ’ing. Check out the 2019 program and register now.

Every year we stage Push Start, a live music competition for local musicians in Maribyrnong. The rest of the year’s events and training programs are initiated by the Phoenix Productions members.

In 2018 Phoenix Productions staged:

  • A Youth Stage at Yarraville Festival. Local musicians included: Soloists P-UniQue and Kara, bands Trampoline Death Machine, Plaza – TRG and Franco Cozzo and DJ Yaya.

  • Hot Topics, a salon style series where young people talk about issues of importance to them, was staged for the first time. The format featured a panel discussion, live performances, film and art. The first Hot Topics in May was staged as part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’ Emerge in the West. The theme was mental health and young CALD people.
    Speakers included: Hiep Do, Ez Eldin Deng, Iguot Mabor, Sister Zai Zanda,
    Short films by Julienne Nguyen and Ez Eldin Deng.
    Performances by Fatma Hussein, Deng Tebir, Ruth Nyaruat Ruach.

  • In September another Hot Topics was staged with the theme ‘Life. How do you do it? Exploring transitions into adulthood’.
    Speakers included: Saba Alemayoh, Moumen Omar, Savanna Kruger, Solomon Dech.
    Performers included:  Singers Niasha and Benjamin Trillado.
    Young artists from the exhibiting 'Aware: On the Inside' exhibition in the Phoenix Gallery talked about their exhibition.

  • Push Start Live Music Competition - Maribyrnong Heat was staged as part of the state-wide competiton for young bands and musical performers.
    Competitors included: 12 year old female performer Tilda Picken, a 3 piece female band Closer to Nowhere, a 3 piece male band Sprungbud, soloist/guitarist Benjamin Trillado and a solo singer/rapper Tebir.
    Closer to Nowhere won the Maribyrnong Heat and went on to compete in the Western region Semi-Finals, Tebir was the runner-up.

  • One Night in Footscray saw Phoenix Productions programming one hour of live music, dance and DJ performances on the VU Music Agency Stage as part of the One Night In Footscray arts night.
    Performers included: Tebir, Niasha, Price Johnson and dance crew Unibeats.

Phoenix Productions Recruitment for 2019 - See postcard(PDF, 1MB)

Join up now for 2019. If you have somewhere you can display our recruitment poster please click on the above link.