VOW is a non-denominational, not for profit, member-run organisation focusing on disadvantaged children. We seek to promote education as a solution. Through sponsorship and fundraising events we provide services that encourage kids to stay in education. Many would otherwise never have these opportunities.
We do this to develop their skills, which will offer them a flexible future with options we may take for granted. We see this investment in their education leading to improvments in their communities and circumstances.
Building the confidence of youth by promoting creative self-expression through music, experienced musicians of WA are working with community Elders, local schools and government agencies in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions to coordinate travelling workshop tours to be held over 2 separate legs.
30th May 2010 | Fremantle | Railway Hotel | 12 noon to 10pm
Youth in remote WA communities do not get the same opportunities as their counterparts in metropolitan centres. The 2nd annual Artists for Education is a volunteer run, family inclusive, multi-media and music festival, accessible to all ages. Money raised will assist music workshops reach these isolated areas. There they seek to inspire these youth to develop both their musical and educational prospects.
On May 30, 2010 the best of Perth’s established and emerging musicians and artists will band together to volunteer their talents during Artists for Education. This project is spearheaded by Perth-based charity VOW, with all proceeds assisting them to take music workshops across remote WA.
There is no shortage of amazing local talent willing to step up and reach out - just check out the line-up of artists below!
Sha-bang-a-bang! For $24 including the supporting CD this event is set to explode like an Icelandic volcano!! Get you tickets here before the smoke settles.
Its festival vibe will encompass busking, balloon art, juggling, pop opera (popra) dance, African drumming, a photography expo, short film screenings, interactive theatre and art instillations.
The festival erupts on the 30th of May at Fremantle’s Railway Hotel, running from noon to 10pm. This event is run by volunteers, supported by the John Curtin Leadership Academy, and features exclusively local performers and artists.
“It’s an exciting opportunity to let people know about VOW, about what we’re doing for the kids,” event organiser Mr Thornber said.
The 2010 Artists for Education will fund a series of music workshops aimed at youth in remote indigenous communities, the “Desert Feet Tour”.
The associated CD features Triple J favourites The Drones, The Preytells and The Kill Devil Hills, and local legend Nathan Gaunt and the recently signed The Chemist. It also features VOW’s founder, Damien Thornber with his band The Orphans.
This is a community event. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Entry is $24 on the door; includes the Artist for Education CD and access to all the acts, events and galleries. Artists for Education support responsible drinking.