Equality. Fairness. Diversity.

Sounding the Feminists is an Irish-based, voluntary-led collective of composers, sound artists, performers, musicologists, critics, promoters, industry professionals, organisations, and individuals, committed to promoting and publicising the creative work of female musicians. 

Mission Statement

STF recognises that contemporary attitudes, policies, and practices towards music and gender are often built on institutions and traditions that resist change. In solidarity with ground-breaking sister movements such as Waking the Feminists, the STF Working Group was established in 2017. We aim to take positive action to improve the representation of women island-wide, who are working in many areas of the music sector. We seek to do so by working with partner groups on the following priority areas:

  • To address gender balance issues / intersectional feminism issues across music sections
  • To create new systems to promote gender fairness across promoters / venues / funders / educators / curators / musicians
  • To build a community where issues of gender can be discussed
  • To organise and audit areas of the Irish music sector in relation to gender balance
  • To liaise with educational organisations and institutions throughout the country
  • To liaise with other international groups such as Fair Play and Female:Pressure
  • To encourage younger generations of musicians to become involved in these debates

 

Current Working Group

Dr. Karen Power

Dr. Karen Power

Chair

Grace Tallon

Grace Tallon

Communications Officer

Dr. Ann Cleare

Dr. Ann Cleare

Projects Officer

Dr. Laura Watson

Dr. Laura Watson

Education Officer

Founding Working Group

Dr. Jenny O'Connor-Madsen

Dr. Jenny O'Connor-Madsen

Secretary

Amanda Feery

Amanda Feery

Engagement Officer