We are a not for profit organisation run by volunteers, arts grants and donations!
Girls Rock! is a week-long holiday programme for women, transgender and gender non-conforming youth where music is the medium to build confidence, empowerment and foster social change. Campers between the ages of 12-17 years will form bands, learn instruments, attend workshops and write an original song to be performed at a concert for friends and family at the end of camp.
The kaupapa of Girls Rock! Aotearoa is to create the world we want to live in – a more equal and inspiring place. We are a non-profit organisation made up of musicians and music lovers with years of music industry experience. We are committed to guiding the advancement and empowerment of young women- but we need your help!
The goals of GR!A
To help young women build confidence and practical skills in songwriting and music through tutoring and practice
To utilise the talent of local songwriters and music-makers to help mentor and guide participants
To educate young people through talks and collaborative workshops on songwriting, design, feminism and music history
To support and promote the presence of women, transgender and gender non-conforming youth in music
Here is a cute video of our camp earlier this year!
We are supported by Recorded Music New Zealand, the New Zealand Music Commission, Spark, MAINZ and Auckland Council but as a non-profit organisation we have ongoing costs and need the support of the public to help us achieve our goals of encouraging young women into music, contact us to donate.
Girls Rock! Camp Aotearoa is registered with the New Zealand Companies Office as an Incorporated Society.
GR!CA is based on the kaupapa of the Rock n Roll Camps for Girls, which started in Portland Oregon in 2000, and now is a global initiative for young women, trans and gender non-conforming youth.