Camden Youth Creatives Take the Lead

We are seeking expressions of interest from local young musicians and bands, eager to be involved in the 2020/2021 Camden Creatives Take the Lead Project to showcase their original music.

Camden Creative’s Take the Lead provides the opportunity for young people to actively participate in the delivery of Smash the Silence - a local live music event for mental health awareness.

The project will help showcase the works of young creatives to a broad audience in a variety of contexts, whilst developing the skills of the young leadership group, mentored to deliver the program.

Smash the Silence has been designed to;

  • Raise awareness of youth mental health, profiling available support services,
  • Build confidence and self-esteem of young people through creative expression.
  • Increase visibility of local emerging talent and profile to a broader audience.

This program will be delivered in a variety of formats including;

  • Virtual pre-recorded performances and interviews.
  • Live performances - Early 2021 under COVID-19 regulations.
  • Live album release on streaming services.

Please note:

The anticipated response to the program may mean that not all artists will be selected to perform during the Camden Creatives Take the Lead Project, however, we encourage you to submit your material for consideration and use when planning future youth events.

Funded by NSW Communities and Justice

For further information regarding the project, email     

Project Partners

Expression of Interest Form for Musical Performers

We are seeking musicians to be involved in performing for Smash the Silence’s as a part of Camden Creative’s Take the Lead. Smash the Silence is a mental health awareness program using the power of music.

Technical requirements

Musicians will be required to bring any instruments and equipment necessary for their performance, including drums, amps, etc. Microphones and all recording equipment will be provided and sanitized between all use by Camden Civic Centre.

Project contacts

Cheryle Yin Lo
Project Coordinator
Tel: 4645 5129

Isaac Percy
Performance Coordinator
Tel: 0418658465

Please select which you identify as:
Availability to record for online streaming/video recording (Tick one or more that applies)
For any interview sections, would you feel comfortable in speaking about mental health in any regard?