Keychange Workshop

Setting targets for a more balanced industry

Vanessa Reed by Ruth Kilpatrick

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Session 14

Chaired by Vanessa Reed (UK), chief executive, PRS Foundation

with Manus Carey (UK), RNCM

Helen McVey (UK), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Janneke Staarink (The Netherlands), de Doelen

Since Keychange launched in 2017, 150+ festivals from across the world have signed up to a 50:50 gender balance pledge for 2022. Keychange partners are now opening the pledge to any kind of music organisation that wants to demonstrate its commitment towards a more equal and inclusive music sector. This session will feature brief provocations from representatives of conservatoires, orchestras and concert halls who’ve decided to sign the pledge followed by a workshop that will give everyone the chance to brainstorm their excitements, concerns and practical tips on achieving gender equity in the workplace and on stage.