Awareness & anti-discrimination process at BMC
We want to become more transparent. The Berlin Music Commission team has been in an ongoing anti-discrimination process since May 2022, methodically accompanied by experts. On this blog we will post regular information and updates about this process and share our next steps with you.
Please forgive us that we cannot always communicate everything immediately, as many parties are involved in the process and some things can only be communicated with delay (or not at all).
- Informing all stakeholders about the allegations made against us (employees, cooperative committees, network members, sponsors)
- Continuous sensitization and training of the employees of the office on the topic of anti-discrimination.
- Development of a target and action plan for the implementation of anti-discrimination measures within the BMC office and all external activities.
The Berlin Music Commission team holds regular internal meetings to move the process forward. We are working on creating a safer framework in which discrimination has no place and – if it does occur – is clearly sanctioned. We are currently creating a feedback questionnaire in collaboration with Safe the Dance so that assaults, criticisms, requests, suggestions for improvement, and other observations can be communicated directly to us. We will publish this on our channels next week.
# Creating Safer Spaces
Creating safer spaces is crucial, and that’s what we want to work on.
To get a feeling for past problems as well as the needs and wishes of all, we would appreciate your feedback.From these anonymous responses, we will begin to develop our Awareness Concept for the Berlin Music Commission and our Conference Most Wanted: Music.
The existing Code of Conduct will be revised again based on your answers and consulted expertise from Mirca Lotz from Safe the Dance.
We commissioned Mirca Lotz to create and implement an Awareness Concept.
She is a freelance program manager for the Most Wanted: Music conference, has worked as an organizer and curator for many years, and is a speaker on gender equality, awareness, and Safe(r) Spaces. As a co-founder and team member of Safe the Dance, she offers workshops and talks to inform actors in the music and culture industry about discriminatory structures and to provide them with tools to transform events into safer spaces.We will define specific courses of action and consequences in the event of incidents.
In the 1st section of the questionnaire you can express your general wishes and needs on the topic of Safer Spaces, in the 2nd section you have the opportunity to report incidents.
Please feel free in what information you share with us and what you would like to let us know. We appreciate any information we can use in this process!
The form can be filled out until the 30th September.
Thank you to everyone who filled out our awareness questionnaire!
In the next step we will evaluate the feedback and based on that we will revise our existing Code of Conduct with the help of Mirca Lotz from Safe the Dance and create an awareness concept for Most Wanted: Music. We will announce the results here shortly.