Music industry’s ‘cultural change’ group seeking workplace safety experts
The women who are spearheading a push for cultural change in the music industry have put a call out for workplace safety and cultural change experts.
The experts will be charged with developing a national consultancy strategy, which the group said is the crucial next step in addressing sexual harm, harassment and systemic discrimination in Australian music.
The group encouraged those with consulting experience across areas including power imbalance, cultural change, workplace safety, sexual harm and mitigation strategies to submit their expressions of interest (EOI).
EOI to engage in the next steps of a paid request for tender close on July 1.
The temporary working group of Deena Lynch (Jaguar Jonze), Emily Collins (MusicNSW), Julia Robinson (Australian Festivals Association), Larissa Ryan (Hutch Collective), Mardi Caught (The Annex), Sarah Woolcott (BMG Rights Management) and Sophie Paterson (Sony Music Australia) formed in May.
The remit is temporary and includes developing a consultancy brief and issuing the RFT, securing seed funding to support the RFT process, and engaging independent experts and facilitators to respond to the RFT.
From there, the group will share the recommendations and rollout process, and present an accompanying budget to support the recommendations.
The group said the consultancy process needs to be independent and they will not directly or indirectly influence the consultancy outcomes.
The group takes a survivor-centric approach.
More information about the volunteer working group’s charter can be found here.
Cultural change consultants can submit their expressions of interest here.