2020 Arts Animates Award Winner
City of Wanneroo, WA
Contact: Shannon Crowe
Phone: 08 9405 5644
Recognising the high level of socio-economic disadvantage, the City of Wanneroo Economic Development team has partnered with Off The Wall promotions to design and run a 10-week ‘Introduction to DJing’ course.
The aim of the course is to equip local youth with practical skills and knowledge and provide them with a real chance of employment on completion. The course covers everything from marketing, social media and starting a business to music theory and hardware proficiency.
The course highlighted the benefits of providing a community hub or meeting point and bringing together culturally diverse community members through training events. Students graduate with comprehensive industry-relevant skills. Previous participants have gone on to work for audio visual companies, perform at festivals, produce their own music and secure gigs at private events.
The City of Wanneroo has received great support and feedback for its program. Three intakes have already been completed, each filled up quickly. There is a long waitlist, boding well for the future.