📢 “MusicAIRE project highlights” is back to showcase the 40th in line project, supported by MusicAIRE – “Professional Seminars for Gender Equality in the Music Sector in Europe”, organised by Sturm Production.
Despite the growing global awareness, thanks in large part to the #metoo movement, regarding the violence and discrimination endured by women and gender minorities in the cultural sector, the inequalities therein remain massive and systemic. The disparity in the European music sector is particularly glaring. In France, women represent approximately 14% of artists on stage in pop music, 28% in classical music, and only 6% of conductors. Women musicians and artists receive significantly fewer rewards and less recognition, publicity, and funding than their male colleagues. A similar situation can be observed in other European countries.
In 2021, the European Parliament adopted a strategy for promoting equality between women and men 2020–2025 with precise and comprehensive recommendations that remain to be applied and implemented at all levels. The European Commission has made social inclusion one of the five priorities for structural funding in 2021–2027, and gender equality a cross-cutting criterion, offering the means to take concrete action beyond mere principles and declarations of intent.
During 3 days, music sector professionals, people active in the music sector, institutional employees, elected officials and politicians, from all aesthetical genres, fields, and occupations, are invited to :
outline and analyze the situation and the stakes involved at the European level in plenary sessions with round tables and debates (mornings);
define objectives, projects, and means of joint action among possible European partners in work groups (afternoons).
to attend free concerts as part of the Jazz à la Petite France festival — with women making up roughly 40% of the artists on stage.