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Fair Play 2020 Survey | Supporting an Inclusive WA Music Community

4 May

In November 2017 when Fair Play WA was first established, we called on the WA music community to take the Fair Play WA survey to help inform the attitudes towards gender equity and experiences of gender discrimination across the WA sector. These survey results went on to inform and feature in the Fair Play WA report, released in March 2020 ahead of International Women’s Day.

Two and a half years on from the initial survey, we’re re-surveying the community with the Fair Play 2020 survey to gauge shifts in attitudes, experiences and see where we’re at now.

Since 2017, we’ve seen a shift in levels of awareness and attitudes towards gender discrimination and representation. Emergence of the global #metoo movement, introduction of diversity initiatives across music festivals and events, and solidification of organisations and projects like LISTEN, Girls! Rock, Keychange pledge and the Australian Women in Music Awards. On a local level, some venues Fair Play WA Infographicshave introduced diversity initiatives for their bookings, female and non-binary musician centered labels and promoters have emerged, and WAM have established the Girls Rock! WA program and Women’s Network meetings.

The Fair Play 2020 survey features the same questions, allowing us to directly compare and evaluate the progress and ensure initiatives are evolved alongside the changing areas of need. All responses are completely anonymous, and no personal details or contact information is required as part of the survey. You have the freedom to skip questions, and provide as little or as much detail with your responses.

The experiences and attitudes of every individual contribute to our collective experience of music in WA. Your experience matters – so make your voice heard. Your contribution provides a valuable insight that helps support an an increasingly inclusive, vibrant and dynamic WA music community.

We’re calling on WA industry practitioners, musicians and gig-goers of all ages and genders to jump online and complete the survey. It’s anonymous, quick and easy!


The Fair Play 2020 survey is open now, and will close at 5pm WST Friday 3 July 2020.

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WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.