Unleash the Archers perform to a rapturous audience. c. Rosemary Hill
Healthy music audiences: music, gender and health (phase two) is a small research project investigating the implementation of measures to prevent and respond to sexual violence at gigs in West Yorkshire. The project follows up on our earlier research which found that sexual harassment, groping and assault is a widespread problem at gigs, that has damaging impacts on mental health and musical participation, particularly for women. We drew up guidelines to assist venues and promoters and are now tracking the processes involved in implanting changes across a range of venues.
The project is lead by Dr Rosemary Lucy Hill, working with Molly Megson and in collaboration with The Leeds Music Hub, a venue and community music centre, and Girl Gang Leeds, a promotions collective that organise events in support of the artistic endeavours of women and LGBTQ people.
Read the Healthy Music Audiences phase one Report Report
Read the Guidelines for venues and promoters Guidelines