Organisers of The Gum Ball Music and Arts Festival have announced Young Gums Youth Mentorship program, an immersive five-day music-based learning experience for 10 regional high school kids aged 14-18 who are interested in music festival production and events.
Applications opened February 8 for this rare practical learning experience during a time when festivals are rare and live music events even rarer.
The program funded by Festivals Australia is a five (5) night experience of one-on-one training, workshops and tutoring where students participate in daily rehearsals with a Music Director for a live performance on the last day of the festival.
Qualified professional artists, event managers and musicians are paired with regional youth interested in festival production, staging, lighting, recording, song writing, vocal training, music production and performance.
Dashville, the organisers of Gum Ball, are thrilled to create Young Gums as it provides regional students a rare opportunity to access the arts through a live music festival and allows them to consider music and events as a viable career path.
A parent or guardian is required to attend the festival to supervise their Young Gum while not at the workshops.
Discounts are offered to caregivers to supervise and enjoy the festival with the teens as The Gum Ball is a family friendly event.
Applications are now open (requiring parental consent), and will close February 28. APPLY HERE
Students apply with a short video and story showcasing their musical ability and passion.