The Diversity, Inclusion & Gender Equality (DIGE) Working Group is happy to launch ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Music Education: An Invitation for Action‘.

With this resource package, the group welcomes all AEC member institutions to explore, discuss and implement practices fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Higher Music Education (HME), inviting peer colleagues to collectively dream up possible futures for HME through DEI work, which responds to the need to accommodate the plurality of backgrounds, artistic paradigms, access capabilities, identities and aspirations amongst current as well as future students and staff.

The publication contains 5 chapters, all of them grounded on the notion of resistance which can emerge when envisioned changes are planned and implemented in the institutions:

  1. Invitation
  2. Diversity, equity and inclusion landscape
  3. Reflections from change makers
  4. Dealing with resistance
  5. Resources for inspiration: the shortlist

The DIGE Working Group is part of the AEC – Empowering Artists as Makers in Society project (ARTEMIS, 2022-2025), under Work Package 8: Shaping and implementing fair, inclusive, diverse and gender-equal frameworks in HME institutions. Co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Higher Music Education - An Invitation for Action
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