Live entertainment can be experimental, exploratory and bold; but our creative spaces must also be safe for all who use them. Arts institutions applicable must adopt a zero-tolerance approach for any form of harassment at work, including sexual harassment. This policy applies to employees, freelance staff, independent artists and all others that they work with. A policy covers sexual harassment [SH] which occurs at work and out of the workplace, such as on business trips or at work-related events or social functions. It covers SH by staff (which may include consultants, contractors/freelancers and agency workers) and also by third parties such as customers, suppliers or visitors.
A day long extravaganza at The Old Coal Yard and Cobalt Studios CIC that will feature some of the most empowering guest speakers for women and non-binary guests. We have partnered with sister organisation Forward NE to bring you a networking event with likeminded individuals, located at the heart of Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle.
The Keychange Pledge has already had a huge impact on the music industry. With the Pledge, Keychange offers an effective tool and tailored support to increase representation throughout the music world.
Last year, Tits Upon Tyne launched a project as part of our CALLED OUT campaign: to make the live music and nightlife scene safer.
Conversations surrounding the entertainment media’s treatment of young women are more prominent recently than ever before, following the recent documentary ‘Framing Britney Spears’, which explores her struggles with fame, legal conservatorship and bullying under the guise of journalism. Although the attention is finally on the press’ mistreatment and misogyny - which has taken the careers, spirits and even lives of far too many - the question still remains: why has it taken this much to confront the media, and why is it a phenomena rooted in sexism?
In a tweet and delete society, accountability seems to be an unknown concept that creates constant misunderstanding. Many confuse cancellation with calling-out toxic behaviours; creating further harm rather than space for change and growth. Cancel culture can be defined as a modern form of ostracism in which someone is thrust out of social or professional... Continue Reading →
By Darcy Nathan Growing up as a young, female music fan in the 00s and 10s was a mixed bag. Whilst we had the progressive changes towards the ‘body positivity’ movement we see today (think Destiny’s Child - Bootylicious, the rise of Kim K, and Sir Mix-a-lot), I also have lasting memories of watching the... Continue Reading →
By Niamh Christian We've all seen in our favourite music magazines, on Spotify playlists, on music television channels: Female Fronted bands. Bands of all different types of genres from pop-punk to metalcore, all in the same playlist. Bands with mostly male members but a female front, standing out as 'feminist' icons in the rock and... Continue Reading →
By Emily Condie In any industry where a platform (and therefore a degree of power) is distributed, it feels inevitable that at some point, someone in this position will abuse it. Although the idea of an artist you support - and oftentimes subconsciously put trust into - being capable of taking advantage of their success... Continue Reading →
To see the full article alongside the interview conducted by Alice Moulding, please click here! What started the #CalledOut campaign? “I started the Called-Out campaign to address the prominent issue of abuse within the creative industries. Suffering with PTSD from my own experience of being taken advantage of at the age of 17/18, it is definitely... Continue Reading →