Apply to be part of the Keychange participant programme in 2022

Applications close on 4 October 2021. If you are selected your participation will start in January 2022 and will launch with a full-network meetup in London on 10 - 13 February 2022.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 23 Aug 2021
  • min read

Keychange, a global network and movement working towards gender equality in the music industry, has opened applications for its 2022 participant programme. 

Each year, Keychange recruits women and gender minority artists and innovators to take part in the year-long programme of development. 

The focus of this programme is: 

1. To help you to get to the next stage in your career and realise your potential
2. To bring about meaningful change across the music industry and help you to overcome the barriers you face because of your gender.
3. To connect you to opportunities created by an international network of individuals, organisations and audiences 

If you are selected to be part of the Keychange participant programme, you will join a network of women and gender minority artists and innovators. 

Applications are open to artists and innovators in Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Keychange is mostly delivered in English and you should be able to communicate in English to get the most out of your participation. Eight participants will be Canadian and then there will be six participants from each of our European country partners.

The Keychange website states: ‘Keychange has been a gamechanger for many participants, and to maximise your participation, you need to invest time and energy. As well as taking part in the programme and the events, this also means semi-regular contact with the Keychange team, our partners and the other participants. This could be via email, WhatsApp, Slack, Zoom, text, but if you are selected, we want you to put time and energy into creating something impactful - the Keychange team are committed to doing the same. 

‘Our participants inform the change that we make in the music industry, so we encourage all participants to play an active role in informing Keychange and what support is needed. The network of 74 women and gender minority participants that you will be part of is very powerful, and we have seen many collaborations, events and career developments come from participant communication/collaboration.’

Supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and led by Reeperbahn Festival, Keychange is a global network and equality movement which includes partners and collaborators in 12 countries, and over 500 organisations committed to progress from over 40 countries. 

Find out more about the Keychange Participant Programme