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From Implicit Bias Tests to Quota: What Works (and What Not) Towards Inclusion in the Music Sector
From Implicit Bias Tests to Quota: What Works (and What Not) Towards Inclusion in the Music Sector
Wed 19 Jan | Conference Channel 3 | 11:30 - 12:30
Wed 19 Jan | Conference Channel 3 | 11:30 - 12:30
Presented by: ESNS SCIENCE

From Implicit Bias Tests to Quota: What Works (and What Not) Towards Inclusion in the Music Sector

Marie Fol On the Move, Dr Sarah Raine Univeristy of Limerick, Dr Tamsyn Dent King's College London

English spoken

618E649A5CA44138A333B57758381180[260344676].png Social inequalities have been a key challenge for the pop music sector for decades. In 2018, 74% of women music makers defined the Dutch music sector as ‘truly a men’s world’. This poses serious problems for them – ranging from a lack of access to success, loss of talent, to feelings of social injustice. Recent initiatives within the music sector show a clear willingness to make – and invest in – a sustainable transformation. Many music professionals have long ignored (gender) inequalities, while music scholars only described them. We therefore have little understanding of how to realize change towards (gender) equality or even equity. Will implicit bias tests solve inequality or should we introduce quota? What works (and what not)? In this session, we will discuss what science has shown are effective solutions and share first-hand experiences with such solutions.


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    Marie Fol On the Move

    Marie Fol is an independent advisor, researcher and cultural manager based in Amsterdam, NL. An advocate for international cultural collaboration, Marie is involved in many European initiatives supporting the mobility of artists and culture professionals facing obstacles to their mobility. She is an expert for the European Commission (Creative Europe programme) and the Institut français (Archipel.eu project). Since 2019, Marie works as project manager for Keychange, a global network and movement working towards gender equality in the music industry.
    Marie is the President of On the Move, the international network dedicated to cultural mobility, and regularly contributes to its research activities. Recently, Marie co-authored two publications on the funding needs for cultural mobility (i-Portunus Operational Study, 2019, and Mapping Study and Report on mobility and collaboration funding for NDPC and EUNIC, 2021) and wrote a research paper on virtualisation in contemporary dance (EDN, 2021).
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    Dr Sarah Raine Univeristy of Limerick

    Sarah Raine is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Ethnomusicology at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (University of Limerick). Sarah’s published research considers issues of gender and generation, authenticity and identity, and the construction of the past and present in popular music scene and industry. She is the author of Authenticity and Belonging in the Northern Soul Scene (Palgrave Macmillan: 2020) and the co-editor of Towards Gender Equality in the Music Industry (with Dr Catherine Strong, Bloomsbury: 2019) and The Northern Soul Scene (with Professor Tim Wall and Dr Nicola Watchman Smith, Equinox Publishing: 2019). Sarah is also the co-Managing Editor of Riffs and acts as a Book Series Editor for Equinox Publishing (Music Industry Studies / Icons of Pop Music) and an Editor for Jazz Research Journal (alongside Nic Pillai).
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    Dr Tamsyn Dent King's College London

    Tamsyn is a Lecturer in Cultural Work, part of the Department for Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI), King’s College London. Her research interests are on cultures and structures of work within creative ecologies with a particular interest in questions of accessibility, inclusivity and sustainability. Tamsyn has been working on a European Commission funded project titled ‘Developing Inclusive and Sustainable Creative Economies’ (DISCE) and recently co-authored the Creative Majority policy report that considers ‘what works’ support, encourage and improve equity, diversity and inclusion in the UK’s creative sector.


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    Pauwke Berkers Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Pauwke Berkers is full professor Sociology of Popular Music and Head of Department Arts and Culture Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He likes mumbling out of sync with Adrian Minune songs.