safety, diversity & inclusivity

DIVERSITY ADVISORY GROUP
Providing leadership and education because your voice matters
GENDER EQUITY WORKING GROUP
Growing awareness of women, trans and non-binary people in the music community
WOMEN'S MUSIC NETWORK
Empowering women, trans and non-binary people in music
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DIVERSITY ADVISORY GROUP

The Diversity Advisory Group was established by WAM to provide leadership, education and initiatives that foster a culture that is more inclusive and promotes diversity for the benefit of the sector as a whole. 

The Committee provides support and consultation to aid in the formulation, delivery and evaluation of diversity initiatives within the organisation and across its’ programs and activities.

FAIR PLAY WA

Fair Play WA is an initiative aimed at improving gender equity in the WA music sector through understanding the lives experiences of individuals within the sector, conducting additional research, providing awareness, and presenting informed recommendations. 

The initiative stemmed from a series of forums and meetings with the Gender Equity Working Group, with the first Fair Play WA report released in 2021.

GENDER EQUITY WORKING GROUP

WAM fights fiercely for a fully inclusive local music industry where artists, industry professionals and consumers of all gender identities are provided with equal opportunities to explore music without fear of discrimination or harassment.

To address growing awareness that women, trans and gender non-binary people are more susceptible to discrimination in the music industry, WAM founded the Gender Equity Working Group to raise awareness and drive new initiatives to progress gender and cultural equality.

The group was formed off the back of a series of meetings and forums held throughout 2017 and 2018 with women working in a broad spectrum of roles in the WA music sector. Through these meetings, WAM is able to capture an authentic view of the current issues and experiences of women, trans and non-binary people, and work alongside the community to develop active strategies to address discrimination.

WOMEN’S MUSIC NETWORK

Established in early 2018, the Women’s Music Network (WMN) aims to provide a platform to empower women, trans and gender non-binary people in music through the development of supportive networks to uncover opportunities, share knowledge and encourage collaboration within music and the arts.

SAFETY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY NEWS AND EVENTS

Felix Burrows Music Residency

West Australian Music and Goolugatup Heathcote invite Expressions of Interest from West Australian musicians, songwriters, composers, producers –

Crap Song Club

This is an intensive songwriting workshop run over FOUR MONDAY AFTERNOONS on Zoom. Come and write some crap

WAMCON 2023

WAMCON 2023 16 – 18 NOVEMBER 2023 THE RECHABITE, NORTHBRIDGE We are beyond excited to present to you