PANEL: Building Equitable Trade Routes

Nov 27, 2021 | 16h10 - 16h55 (Pa)
10:10 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. (To)

With Moderated by Allison Outhit.

Established international trade routes and booking/touring practices weren't built to favour DIY artists - especially not those who are racialized, queer, disabled, colonized, systemically marginalized and otherwise "othered" by the music industry's foundational exploit-and-exclude practices. But do we have the shared, transnational language and understanding to create transformation? In this panel we will discuss the challenges of developing equity principles for music and artists crossing borders, and how we can work to bring a fair-trade, equity lens into our collaboration and touring fundamentals.

Moderated by:
Allison Outhit (Alliance for Equity in the Music Industry)
Allison Outhit has worked for over 30 years at the intersection of Art and Commerce, including administration, licensing, and international business development in the film/TV and music industries, in both the for- and not-for-profit sectors. She holds degrees in history and law, and is a Canadian Certified Inclusion Practitioner (CCIP). Recipient of the 2019 Brian Chater Industry Award, given by the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) in recognition of a transformative commitment to Canadian music, Allison is the founder of the Alliance for Equity
in the Music Industry, advocating and developing championship for systemic change in Canada’s music industry.


ALANNA STUART (Musician and Researcher)

DAVID 'CLICK' COX (President, CLK Creative Works)

DIANE WURTZ (Le Socle, Culture For Liberty)
Trans activist, visual artist, filmmaker, DJ and party organizer, Diane is an activist of the Parisian party scene within SOCLE (Syndicat des Organisateurs Culturels Libre et Engagés) and works on inclusive events within the collectives Roue Libre, Sous Tes Reins, Queer Working Class Heroes...

Stage manager during 7 years, Svéa worked in several concert halls in Paris before going on the road for international tours where she became aware that gender inequalities are still very present, on and off stage. In 2019, she founded BANDSHE, an association working for parity, which has just launched its recruitment platform dedicated to female technicians and musicians in live music.

Streamed live at Lula Lounge in Toronto

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