Mission Statement

STF recognises that contemporary attitudes, policies, and practices towards music and gender are often built on institutions and traditions that resist change. In solidarity with ground-breaking sister movements such as Waking the Feminists, the STF Working Group was established in 2017. We aim to take positive action to improve the representation of women island-wide, who are working in many areas of the music sector. We seek to do so by working with partner groups on the following priority areas:

  • To address gender balance issues / intersectional feminism issues across music sections
  • To create new systems to promote gender fairness across promoters / venues / funders / educators / curators / musicians
  • To build a community where issues of gender can be discussed
  • To organise and audit areas of the Irish music sector in relation to gender balance
  • To liaise with educational organisations and institutions throughout the country
  • To liaise with other international groups such as Fair Play and Female:Pressure
  • To encourage younger generations of musicians to become involved in these debates