The Beatport Group has announced the next batch of organisations that will receive support from its Diversity + Parity Fund, which seeks to "accelerate gender parity and diversity across the music industry".
Having established the fund last year, Beatport says that the second round of supported organisations are involved in a broad range of activities, including festivals, conferences, writing camps and queer film screenings. Over the next year Beatport will provide each recipient with strategy, community outreach, editorial and social media support, as well as grant funding.
The six supported organisations are Change The Beat in Canada; Last Night A DJ Saved My Life in the UK; One Off Traks in Australia; Other Village People in South Africa; Saffron in the UK; and We Are Moving The Needle in the US.
Says Beatport Group Chief Community Officer Sofia Ilyas: “The electronic music community is filled with vibrant groups of creative people who want to make our industry and world better. The recipients of our second annual Diversity + Parity Fund exemplify the spirit of positive change, and it is our hope that their endeavours will resonate in powerful ways across our industry".