Free transgender and non-binary awareness and inclusion training for music venues in Wales Jan/Feb 2024!
TransForm Music in collaboration with equity, diversity, and inclusion professional Sarah Lynn, are offering free transgender and non-binary awareness and inclusion training to selected music venues across Wales in January/February 2024.
TransForm Music is a Beacons Cymru project funded by Welsh Government's arts agency, Creative Wales.
What does TransForm Music’s training entail?
This training for live music venues will help participants better understand trans people’s experience, and how to ensure that their venue is trans-inclusive. It will cover the basics of terminology, policies, and practice, and give participants practical tools and ideas to take away and implement, as well as the knowledge and resources to pass on to others.
It is recommended for all venue staff, but will be important for managers, and those who can have an impact on the venue policies and practice, as well as guide and inform the work of those around them.
Other topics will include communicating trans inclusion, engaging with the wider community, and meaningfully working with trans artists, performers, and staff.
Foundations of the training
The training has been developed alongside the TransForm Music project, which has produced guidance and resources to support venues to become trans-inclusive which will be publicly available in February 2024.
TransForm Music is a project led by transgender professionals, creating resources to reflect the needs and lived experiences of the transgender and non-binary people involved in the UK's music industry who participated in the project's research and development stages. The project’s inclusion and awareness training development has also undergone focus group consultations with Welsh music venues to be specifically tailored to support your working environments.
How to receive free TransForm Music training
To express your interest in participating, simply fill out the application form linked here
More information regarding training can be found on the first page of the application form.
TransForm Music is encouraging venues to apply as soon as possible, as spaces are limited, and the training begins this January.
Should you have any questions, require further information, or have any accessibility requests to help fill out the training application form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org