Victorian Music Festivals:

Projects for a New Way

Professional Development & Training

Event Management Courses

Music Programmers

Programming live music for a specific audience is an 'art' that takes practice. It is important to build your networks, skills and know-how through first-hand experience. so that can literally see the impact of your program on audiences. You may like to volunteer assistance with the development of council festivals, local radio station programs or university music events.


Alternatively, take a risk. Find a stage, book some of your favourite bands and sell tickets to your own program which will no doubt facilitate some direct feedback.


Triple R, Joy FM and PBS rely on the goodwill of the hundreds of volunteers. If you are interested we recommend you apply directly to your favourite radio station with community radio examples  3RRR Volunteer Application form, JOY volunteer vacancies and PBS volunteering opportunities as suggestions.

Harm Reduction

The AFA, in conjunction with Dancewize NSW, has developed a staff training program to better equip festival personnel in reducing harm at festivals. 

You can participate in the training free by visiting -

Get in touch

For further information, please contact the Program Managers:

Anna Jacobs - [email protected]

Francesca Valmorbida - [email protected]


This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.