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Bridget’s Blog: Share your EDI resources to help turn Talk into Action

1st November 2021

Music Mark calls out for resources which support your work around Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to share as part of our sector-wide campaign, ‘Talk into Action’.

Music Mark CEO Bridget Whyte

I have always been a strong believer in the US President Harry Truman’s wise words that “it is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” And I would go further and say that we achieve the most when organisations and individuals come together to accomplish things in partnership.

As part of the forward to the publication in the Spring of our report into racial diversity in the workforce written by Sam Stimpson, I stated that Music Mark ‘planned to continue and expand our work in this area, so that we can support the entire Music Mark network and look at wider ED&I  (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion).’

I also said that ‘As part of our ongoing commitment, over the summer and autumn, we will be working towards launching a member ‘call to action’ which will include toolkits and guidance and an opportunity to engage in a sector wide approach to measure success against agreed aims.

The collective name for this will be Talk into Action.’

We have been working hard behind the scenes, including bringing together a growing group of partner specialist national organisations and a few key advisors to help us. We also have an exciting announcement we will make at the Music Mark Annual Conference in just four weeks’ time, but in the lead up to that, we would like your help.

Do you have a resource that supports your work around equity, diversity and/or inclusion?  As we move on from Black History Month, rather than saying ‘we’ve ‘done’ that’, perhaps you can inspire others with a great resource or exciting project you have developed during October.  And broadening this out, do you have any other resources or reports on projects which focussed on any (or a number of) of the other protected characteristics as defined by government? There are also other priority areas such as rural isolation which we could add to that list in our work to ensure we are reaching all the children and young people, providing diverse resources and developing the workforce.

We would love to share what you have created and/or learned. If you are happy to provide us with links, videos, pdfs etc., please do fill in our ‘Submit a Resource’ form to tell us more about it.

And to hear our exciting news of what we’re planning for 2022, do join us live in Brighton or virtually at our conference on 2 -3 December.