Have Your Say: The Future of Disability in the Music Industry

Arts Council England have commissioned Harbourside Artist Management to look into the Future of Disability in the Music Industry. The consultation is open to all music industry workers who identify as having a long-term disability or impairment.

Maya Radcliffe
  • By Maya Radcliffe
  • 4 May 2021
  • min read

The D/deaf and disabled community has played a fundamental role in the history of music, however there are ongoing concerns that people with impairments or long-term health conditions are not being represented in industry efforts to support diversity and inclusivity. 

This short survey explores the challenges and experiences of today's generation of D/deaf and disabled members of the music industry. The results will be published as part of a wider consultation aimed at supporting a more integrated music industry.

Your responses to this survey are welcomed  if you work in the music industry at any level and also identify as having any kind of impairment or long-term health condition, even if you consider your condition to be disclosed or non-visible. The survey is confidential and you are not required to submit any personal information or contact details.

This consultation has been commissioned by Arts Council England and is the work of Harbourside Artist Management, a management company working extensively with artists with disability. 

Founder Ben Price is an advocate for disability and sits on the BPI Equality and Justice Advisory Group, an independent board of respected music industry professionals, who collectively advocate for the progression of the Equality, Diversity and Intersectional agenda across the sector and contribute to steering the BPI’s Equality, Diversity and Intersectional work for its members, award shows, events and The BRIT Trust.  

Complete the survey.