Amidst a cost-of-living crisis, two years of pandemic disruption and the ongoing impacts of Brexit, Help Musicians and the Musicians’ Union have launched the UK’s first ever nationwide Census to gain a comprehensive picture of the music-making population.
The Census, which will gather data on demography, diversity, health and wellbeing, working patterns and income, hopes to gain a greater understanding of the UK’s musician population and unearth trends across the industry. Key findings will then be shared with partner charities and industry bodies to help the sector to advocate for itself and build a stronger, more inclusive industry.
In order to gain the most representative picture, notable industry voices including Charisse Beaumont, Chief Executive of Black Lives in Music, and Maxine Kwok, violinist and board member at the London Symphony Orchestra, have called on musicians across the country to complete the Musicians’ Census, “with insights comes understanding and its only if we understand the problem that we can we make real, positive change”.
To find out more and take part, visit: https://www.musicianscensus.co.uk/