This page is dedicated to re-presenting some of the data that motivated this event. It provides evidence suggesting that our sound industries and institutions are not offering equal opportunity for all people.

Some communities may simply not notice, not prioritise, or feel able to address demographic imbalance, however we need to listen carefully to the voices other than our own; to understand their experience, activate safer spaces, create inclusive environments and collaborate on informed action. In particular we need to amplify and really hear the voices of people creating and producing independently without institutional support, to understand their perspectives and their views about how circumstance shapes practice.

This weekend has been set up to pool a range of experience and knowledge from different communities/cultures/institutions, to activate immediate practical changes, summarise what is known, and develop new questions scholarly investigation.


Born and Devine conducted – data nearly 90% and 1400 increase in applications

Georgina Born and Kyle Devine (2015) Music Technology, Gender, and Class: Digitization, Educational and Social Change in Britain Twentieth-Century Music 12/2, 135–172 C Cambridge University Press Click here to see the full paper


ADC’16 conference