16 April 2021
We are excited to be offering a series of Professional Respect training workshops free of charge for members of the music community in Aotearoa starting from 7th May 2021. Each workshop is a full day interactive session starting at 9am and finishing at 5pm. The professional respect training workshops focus on the prevention of and response to sexual harm and include material on definitions supporting survivors options for reporting and tips for prevention. The workshops will be facilitated by independent experts in sexual harm prevention. More information about the Professional Respect training workshops is available HERE.
To register for a workshop or indicate your interest for future workshops please click HERE.
Please note that these training workshops are different from the consultation style workshops that SoundCheck Aotearoa has offered recently. The consultation style workshops were intended to gather views ideas and feedback on the challenges in our music community and what we might do together to address them. If you missed the consultation workshops and want to give feedback you can do that anytime HERE.
15 March 2021
Through March and April 2021 we are offering a series of workshops on the topic of a safe and inclusive culture for the music community in Aotearoa and an online feedback form for those who can’t attend the workshops. The workshops are scheduled for Monday 22nd March, Tuesday 23rd March and Tuesday 6th April. The workshops will focus on the prevention of and response to sexual harm but we also welcome comments ideas and feedback on representation and inclusion issues more broadly.
For more background on this project and the purpose of the workshops click HERE.
15 March 2021
If you’ve heard about SoundCheck Aotearoa but you are not sure about who we are and what we are doing check out the answers to some frequently asked questions HERE.
SoundCheck Aotearoa is committed to the mahi needed to support our community to work towards long term culture change. In the meantime there are steps you can take in your workplace right now to start making a difference. Check out Sexual Harm Prevention: Things you can do to help and our resources section.
To access a document explaining what SoundCheck Aotearoa is and our plans from March to May 2021 click HERE.
We are deeply saddened to hear these stories about harm experienced by people in the music industry. Everyone is entitled to a safe workplace where they are respected and free from harassment, sexual harm, and discrimination. These stories show that we need to do better as an industry, and we are committed to doing that.
Massey University researchers have released a report detailing widespread gender discrimination in the Aotearoa music community in the first report of its kind in New Zealand.