NEXT STEPS Workshop #5: Economics: Funding Bodies and Music Organizations
NEXT STEPS WORKSHOP #5: ECONOMICS: Funding Bodies and Music Organizations
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13TH 2022 (1PM ET / 10AM PT / 11AM MT / 12PM CT / 2PM AT)
The 5th in the BDRB x CIMA “Next Steps” Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Workshop series we'll turn our attention to funding bodies (including grants and bursaries), music and other organizations who provide services and programs to artists, music professionals and organizations within Canada.
In this workshop, we will discuss the factors that impede BIPOC application and successful competition for funding, and specific actions that can be undertaken by organizations to increase BIPOC representation in grant funding bodies and organizations who create programming. We will also discuss thought processes for the creation of programs and tailored activities which increase BIPOC application and funding and assist in bridging the gap in infrastructure for these communities.
AUDIENCE: Grant funders, music offices & arts councils (municipal, provincial, federal), Music Industry Associations (MIAs), awards shows, conferences and all organizations, service providers and philanthropic organizations interacting with and/or funding music industry members, artists, professionals and organizations.
CIMA x BDRB present NEXT STEPS: Equity | Diversity | Inclusion
Professional Industry Development Workshop Series
Canadian Independent Music Association cordially invites its members, signatories of the BDRB Declaration and the greater Canadian music industry to CIMA “NEXT STEPS”, a FREE equity-focused monthly professional development workshop series.
With the goal of increasing understanding of equity via the conduits of diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, anti-oppression and belonging in the Canadian music industry, this 10-part workshop series will feature subject experts & professionals from specific sectors of the Canadian music industry paired with EDI specialists to discuss and develop ACTIONABLE solutions and recommendations for staff and leadership of micro, small & large companies and organizations.
Developed, coordinated and facilitated by Breaking Down Racial Barriers co-founders Ian Andre Espinet and David "Click" Cox, “Next Steps” will build on the tenets set out in the BDRB Declaration and Report with an expanded lens for Black, Indigenous, API and other systemically excluded groups, and delve into equity within the varied arenas of the Canadian music industry.
Moderated by BDRB, workshops will pair music industry insight from experts & leaders with training components delivered by equity consultants from the KOJO Institute.
CIMA strongly encourages that organizations prioritize equity by encouraging leaders and staff to consider these FREE workshops as an important PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT opportunity.
Support for Next Steps is provided by: Ontario Creates, SOCAN, Radio StarMaker, FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
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“Breaking Down Racial Barriers” was initiatied as a Black led, music & entertainment industry roundtable discussion series. Initiated, curated and coordinated by Canadian music and entertainment community mainstays Ian Andre Espinet and David “Click” Cox, presented by The Canadian Independent Music Association, supported by ADVANCE, Canada's Black Music Business Collective and 22 of CIMA's peer and partner organizations.
Taking place via 10 Zoom sessions, from August 4th 2020 - October 6th 2020, the roundtable series on anti-Black racism in the Canadian music and entertainment industry featured over 60 working Black music professionals from across the country.
BDRB is presently authoring a CIMA commissioned, ADVANCE supported report on anti-Black racism in the Canadian music industry which will aggregate accumulated knowledge and create actionable solutions. These suggestions will be shared with the wider community with the understanding that it can, if embraced, inform how policies and practices can and should be reformed.
On June 2nd 2021, the one-year anniversary of #BlackOutTuesday, corporations and organizations and individuals from the Canadian music industry gathered for the signing event for The Declaration to End Anti-Black Racism in the Canadian Music Industry. The document has been signed by over 500 to date.
BDRB is currently consulting with organizations and corporations nationwide to improve equity in their spaces via diversity and inclusion.