In the July school holidays, young people from around Victoria will have the opportunity to take part in the annual Push FReeZA Summits happening in Leongatha, Bendigo and Brunswick.

Made possible by funding from the Victorian State Government¡¯s FReeZA program, young people aged 12-25 years of age who live, work, study or recreate in the state of Victoria are encouraged to access these free event management training sessions.

The Push¡¯s Artistic Director Shane Wickens says: ¡°The Push FReeZA Summits are an opportunity for young people hoping to organise music, arts or cultural events in their communities, to not only get inspired, but also get the knowledge and make the connections to realise their dreams and potential.¡±

The full days of programming will feature a range of industry professionals sharing music industry advice and information. Everything from setting up a PA or getting your career in the music industry, to social networking and online marketing tools will be covered.

In Bendigo and Leongatha you¡¯ll be treated to a graphic design and visual marketing session with Mark Lang from Skipping Girl Vinegar while in Brunswick Future Entertainment¡¯s Director Jason Ayoubi (Future Music Festival, The Hot BBQ & Summadayze) will provide an insight into his experiences in bringing some of the largest global artists to Australia.

The days will also feature a special guest info session and live performance from the Yacht Club DJs (in Bendigo and Brunswick only) and Defron (in Leongatha) over a complimentary lunch.

Wickens says: ¡°The Push FReeZA Summits are a fantastic opportunity for young people hoping to improve their knowledge of event management issues, participate in practical ¡°hands-on¡± workshops, network with their local FReeZA Committees and hear first-hand from music industry experts.¡±

¡°The Summits are an opportunity to get involved in your local community¡¯s youth arts activities and have your say on what should be happening,¡± he says.

FReeZA Committees and young people from around Melbourne and areas like Leongatha, La Trobe, Bass Coast, Moe, Morwell, Bendigo, Shepparton, Castlemaine, Echuca, Darebin, Moreland, Melton, Sunbury, Maroondah, Dandenong, Yarra Ranges, Frankston, Maribyrnong and many more will be attending.

All events run 9.30am ¨C 3.30pm / Free entry and complimentary lunch provided

Contact The Push on (03) 9380 1277 or download the registration form/program guide via

Monday July 4 ¨C Leongatha Memorial Hall, Cnr McCartin St & Michael Pl, Leongatha
Wednesday July 6 ¨C VAC Building, 121 View St, Bendigo
Friday July 8 ¨C Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick