Art Project

Accelerator Program 

A group of people are in an office space. One person is holding a microphone up front and smiling at someone out of frame. Some others in the crowd are clapping. Others are talking to each other.

Photographed by Richard Hunt

  • First Nations
  • Music
  • Performance

Last updated

13th June 2023


The Push

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Across 2024, The Push will deliver a free term-based music production learning program. This will be open to all young people who are at their early stages of learning music production, and prioritising those from underrepresented communities who experience systemic barriers from gaining opportunities in the music industry. The 4 programs will run in community studio spaces in central Melbourne, South East, West and Regional.

The program will focus on young people aged 16-25 from underrepresented communities in Victoria, such as First Nations people, people of colour, people who speak a language(s) other than English at home, migrants, refugees or asylum seekers, low-income healthcare card holders, young people with a disability/ies, LGBTQIA+ young people, and young women.  

The Push will undertake extensive outreach into schools and community organisations to encourage young people to apply for the program.  

The Push will recruit artist mentors and program facilitators (with diverse lived experience) who will all receive training around accessibility and cultural safety to ensure safer and welcoming spaces. Each program will run for 10 weeks, with a graduation performance event in each location which is open to all young people, as well as the participant’s family and friends.