GENDER EQUALITY

Goals:

  1. Raise awareness in the media of gender neutral language.
  2. Fair representation of all genders in decision making bodies / Fair representation of all genders on the music scenes/ stages.
  3. Equal pay in the industry - Wage equity for women and LGBTQ++ people.
  4. A transparent industry (when it comes to power, positions, pay and equality.)
  5. Recognize motherhood as a challenge as well as a strength.
  6. Work to open up men’s roles, not only women’s roles.
  7. Link public funding to gender balance. Applicants to funding programs need to demonstrate they have or are demonstrably on the path to balance.

Actions:

  1. Raise awareness about all the different ways gender is understood in different cultures and throughout history. The concept of a gender binary and gender hierarchy is a Western social construct. Let’s decolonize.
  2. Redefine gender by hosting workshops and panels.
  3. Ethical guidelines follow all funding and contracts.
  4. Commit to affirmative action. Quotas in all sectors – not optional. In particular in positions of power. (Quotas as a tool , but not as an end).
  5. Using quotas within quotas to ensure intersectionality.
  6. Work with influencers/celebrities to reimagine beauty.
  7. Create best practice guides for the whole industry.
  8. Compulsory pay gap reporting for all institutions/organizations in the industry

CLASS AND ECONOMIC EQUALITY

Goals:

  1. Remember culture and art as a fundamental human right in the bill of human rights. This way funding is essential for every country.
  2. Introduce universal basic income.
  3. Push for state funding of arts and culture.
  4. Create programs in schools to integrate students and promote diversity.
  5. Raise the value of art and culture in the eyes of decision makers and the public opinion.
  6. Decentralize art programs, art spaces and venues.
  7. Institutional valorization of diversity and identity roots.
  8. Be mindful of language. Use respectful wording.
  9. Don’t be too attached to the stage. Cultural activities can take place in many places.

Actions:

  1. Reach out to schools or institutions in other areas/socio-demographic areas, and create exchange programs to bridge people.
  2. Introduce «Pay what you want» ticket price.
  3. Arrange for projects and activities in schools, prisons, hospitals.
  4. Book one less band, spend that money on activities that reach other audiences.
  5. Make art available in the streets, create public art spaces and move culture out of hegemonic spaces.

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION AND ANTI-RACISM

Goals:

  1. Unlearn and question cultural and religious stereotypes.
  2. Decolonization of education and the cultural canon.
  3. Be aware of and respect differences, educate and create policies accordingly.
  4. Confront our unconscious biases.
  5. Avoid tokenizing. Do not think of minority identities as a theme night. Instead integrate minority, indigenous perspectives into the practice. Make room on the staff and board.
  6. Bring visibility to black diaspora narratives.
  7. Challenge genre expectations in booking/programming - Worry less about ‘genre’ and what audiences “traditionally” think (or are thought to think) and know that a) your audience trusts you b) there are more audiences than any one of us knows.

Actions

  1. Anti-oppression training resources/courses: Music-industry specific resources with examples and strategies incl bylaw templates to affect ability to change Boards.
  2. Invite BIPOC (Black, Indigenous People of Colour) to tables like these and ensure they are represented Ensure proper representation of equity-seeking groups in conversations about equity.
  3. Present and highlight more diverse role models.
  4. Create safe spaces that allow difficult conversations about racism. Educate ourselves on and confront white privilege.
  5. Establish clear routines for reporting and handling cases of discrimination.
  6. Ethical guidelines that address anti-discrimianion follows all funding and contracts.
  7. Work on not labelling groups based on country or gender or skin color.
  8. Remove world music/world art category.

ACCESSIBILITY

Goals:

  1. Universally designed venues and offices in our industry. Everyone should be able to move around and function in everyday life without relying on help.
  2. An industry without prejudices towards people with physical or mental disabilities.
  3. People with different bodies and abilities represented on all stages.
  4. Remove stigmas around different abilities.
  5. An industry that is inclusive towards people with mental health issues. Mental health as part of accessibility conversations.
  6. Change language about capacity and ability.
  7. Include more diverse and inclusive programming of content.

Actions:

  1. Give more opportunities to people with disabilities.
  2. Have less abled people in mind when booking venues and when announcing events.
  3. Make connectivity easier for those who need accessibility.
  4. Add captions and translations to videos and online-tools.
  5. Include people with disabilities when making plans. Talk with, not about.
  6. Reach out and connect with organizations mobilizing around disability issues. Create awareness campaigns and work with specialized NGOs to understand more the disability and its social and emotional impact.

CLIMATE

Goals:

  1. Make festivals more eco-friendly.
  2. Re-think travel options for artists.
  3. Empower small agricultural producers and nationalize forest extracts patents.
  4. Climate justice is social justice.
  5. We need to return to the original land-based teachings.
  6. Save Amazonia, Pantanal, Cerrado, among others.
  7. Valuing and protecting native communities and their territories. Value ancestral knowledge about the land, healing and the future.
  8. We cannot separate earth from ourselves. We need to think of reciprocity.

Actions:

  1. No plastic in venues.
  2. Tell people to stop dressing up in new clothes for concerts.
  3. Free public transport to concerts.
  4. Demand sustainability from all participants to the festival.
  5. All organisations/businesses etc needs to implement an environmental strategy with target goals.

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