Researchers from the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) are seeking artists of all genders and musical backgrounds to participate in the project Gendered Experiences of the Irish Music Industry, the first nationwide study on the relationship between gender and musicians’ experiences on the island of Ireland. This study embraces all genres, including pop, jazz, Irish traditional music, art music, folk, hip hop, rock, etc. 

Instrumentalists, singers and DJs that represent a diversity of voices and music scenes are invited to contribute to a national survey that will gather information on pathways to becoming an artist and day-to-day experiences within the music industry. 

Little attention has been paid to documenting the impact gender may play in an artist’s career trajectory in Ireland. This study will promote informed and meaningful dialogue in relation to intersectionality and creativity in Ireland. Its findings will also be made available to policy makers working on inclusion and diversity within the industry and the Irish cultural institutions that support it. 

The survey is now live and can be accessed here and will remain open throughout July 2021. You can follow this project on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to get updates on the research findings and links to downloads as they are published.