Backbone is working with and for young artists.


2019 Program

With media sources no one can trust and algorithms dictating our content, what can we do to cut through the white noise to better understand each other’s experiences?

In 2019, we step outside of the echo chamber and into each others living rooms. Developing our understanding of the lived experience of our peers throughout the world.

Building bridges and growing our empathy one new friend at a time.

Putting to rest the fake news and dumb views bombarding our feeds.


Backbone's programming is as diverse as the community we serve.

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Girls Rock! Brisbane

Ever wanted to learn an instrument, form a band and write a song? At Girls Rock! Brisbane (GR!BNE), you’ll do all that and more! GR!BNE empowers self-identified girl, trans and gender non-conforming youth aged 10-17 through a week-long mentorship program that encourages creativity, self-expression and teamwork through music.

The next Girls Rock! Camp will be held Monday 7 – Friday 11 January.  

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Workshops at Backbone

Backbone can support you in exploring your practice with a diverse range of workshops and professional development opportunities for artists under 30.

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Regular Events

An eclectic collection of Backbone-hosted fundraisers, open-mic, and scratch nights.

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Join our Team! Backbone Festival 2019

Backbone Festival FAKE NEWS/DUMB VIEWS
will feature work from local and international artists on-site at Backbone in November 2019. Become a part of the team that will make this festival come to life

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