The FReeZA program is a youth development program that provides opportunities for young Victorians aged 12-25 across metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria to access live music events and other cultural, recreational and artistic events that are drug, alcohol and smoke-free in supervised and safe venues.
FReeZA was established in 1997 to provide affordable and accessible music and cultural events in safe venues for young people and to give local performers development and regular performance opportunities.
Through grants provided by the Victorian Government, young people have the opportunity to become a part of a FReeZA committee 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 also builds 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, the FReeZA program also provides important performance opportunities for local musicians and emerging artists to showcase their talents through state-wide competitions such as the annual Push All-Ages Tour.
With more than 70 FReeZA committees across the state – there’s heaps of teams you can join to start staging all-ages events. To find out how you can get involved in your local committee, contact the FReeZA provider in your area.