Bandmates Victoria matches young people over 18 with disability and /or mental health issues with a Volunteer to see live music of their choice in local venues. This program has attracted keen interest across Melbourne and further afield.
Volunteers will receive information and training to support their involvement in Bandmates Victoria. Specialist industry development training for venue management, staff and security will also be provided to ensure that everyone has an inclusive and enjoyable experience.
The Bandmates Victoria program partners include Arts Access Victoria, Music Victoria and the Cities of Darebin, Melbourne, Moreland, Port Phillip and Yarra and has received a VicHealth Bright Futures Challenge grant.
Seeing live music is a rite of passage for all young people and Bandmates Victoria will make this happen for young people with disability and /or mental health issues.