Black History Month 2019: The Data

Black History Month: Reviewing the Data image with a semi-opaque graph
Date: 
21/10/2019

It has been one year since Sound and Music first published data around the ethnicity of those applying to our programmes.

During the period since this publication we have made some initial changes to the application processes to our Artist Development Programme – to the criteria we use, and the questions we ask.We hoped this would lead to greater diversity in who applies to and is selected for our programmes,in terms of black, BAME composers and more widely.

However, the data we see below shows us that these changes are not enough. If we are to make progress in making our opportunities more inclusive we need to think, and act, far more radically. Over the next few months we will be shaping a new strategy to address this need, in consultation with a broad range of external advisors.

This work continues to be a part of our long-term commitments as outlined in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

Download the full infographic here (PDF) or view the data below.

Black History Month infographic

In addition to publishing our data, our other work to mark Black History Month includes:

A call for curators on the British Music Collection celebrating black composers and music creators based in the UK.

Bespoke learning resources and audio on Minute of Listening

If you have any questions or queries about this data please do get in touch with us.

Our other work

Our other work to mark Black History Month includes:

A call for curators on the British Music Collection celebrating black composers and music creators based in the UK.

Bespoke learning resources and audio on Minute of Listening

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