The F-List will constantly develop profile and professional opportunities for women in music by partnering with various organisations and initiatives. The F-List is very grateful to be actively working with the following organisations:
Independent Venue Week is a 7-day celebration of small music venues around the country, the backbone of the live music scene in the UK. Sybil Bell Founder of Independent Venue Week says:
“The F-List encompasses everything we need to move towards making a lack of female representation a thing of the past. Independent Venue Week is so proud to be a partner of this brilliant initiative. We look forward to working closely with Vick, and her team, as we develop programs to ensure greater gender balance and more equitable representation across the industry.”
Scottish Women Inventing Music (SWIM) is a collection of female music creators and industry professionals, based in Scotland. Hilary Brooks their Chair says:
“Scottish Women Inventing Music (SWIM) is proud to be a partner of game-changing initiative The F-List. We are very excited about working together on what will surely be a fundamental tool for those in the music industries. We look forward to helping assist further in making the industry a more balanced, nurturing and welcoming place ensuring equal representation. The F-List will be a directory which will prove invaluable on a macrocosmic scale when it comes to providing opportunity and growth.”
The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) is a national not for profit trade association and the UK’s leading festival representative body. Paul Reed their CEO comments:
“We are committed to ensuring greater diversity in music festivals as we move towards re-opening plans this year and partnering with The F-List will be an important strand of that work.”
Skiddle is currently the UK’s biggest What’s On guide, providing a free facility for event promoters across the UK to list their events online and sell tickets through our independent ticketing service. They currently work with over 35,000 UK and European promoters, at over 30,000 venues.
“We care about inclusivity and promoting the work of talented artists throughout the creative industry, so we are excited to be partnering with The F-list to increase awareness and champion diversity in the music industry.” Ben Sebborn, co-founder of Skiddle.
The Grassroots Music Network is a RSA [https://www.thersa.org/about]
Fellow-led network that brings together a wide range of people with an interest in independent music to find ways to support grassroots music and it’s environment. Founding members Sue Oreszczyn and Neil March say:
“Diversity and inclusivity are vital for a thriving music community. So we are delighted to partner and support the work of The F-list in raising awareness and actively tackling these important issues“.
OnJam is an online concerts and entertainment platform where fans gather to watch live and recorded shows in beautiful high definition, connect with artists and support them directly. With OnJam, artists, managers and venues of all genres and sizes are empowered to make meaningful revenues and be supported directly by audiences all over the world. Emily Ingram, CEO & Co-Founder of OnJam writes:
“We are thrilled to partner with The F-List to help drive gender equality across the music industry. OnJam creates performance opportunities online and ways for artists to financially sustain their careers, and we believe that inclusivity and representation for female and gender minority musicians are vital. We look forward to working closely with Vick and the team to develop projects and exciting opportunities for The F-Lists’s members.“
Primadonna are the first literary festival in the UK to give prominence to work by women, as well as writers of all genders, economic status and ethnicities whose voices are not usually heard. They bring together writers, editors, readers, publishers, artists, thinkers, comedians, performers, musicians and foodies. It is a place of hope, inspiration, community and artistry in an intimate setting in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Catherine Riley, Director of Primadonna Festival and Prize, writes:
“Primadonna festival is proud to partner with The F List, which shares our mission to champion brilliant female talent, platform marginalised voices, and deliver joyful events that showcase the best of arts and culture. We hosted some amazing musicians over the weekend of our festival, including some F List favourites, and were thrilled that Self Esteem provided a banging finale on Sunday afternoon. We’re already planning how to make 2022’s lineup just as magnificent!”