1. UK organisations with a women in music focus

London New Wind Festival
The London New Wind Festival celebrates music by women composers in an annual concert.

Women in Tune
Women In Tune aims to enable and encourage women and girls’ creative and musical expression. Run summer Camps/Festivals; in Lampeter, Wales, as well as DJ and music technology courses for women.

Women’s Jazz Archive
The Women’s Jazz Archive was established in Swansea in 1986 by pianist and historian Jen Wilson.

2. Women in music organisations around the world

Holland – Stichting Vrouw en Muziek (Dutch Women and Music Foundation
A national organization located in Amsterdam, whose primary goal is to promote the participation of women composers past and present, East and West. Option to view website in English language.
Swammerdamstraat 38

Italy – Fondazione Adkins Chiti: Donne in Music
Holds many concerts and events promoting women’s music in Italy, especially championing women composers. Organises an annual Symposium in Fiuggi, Italy: women from around the world come together for music and discussion. Run by Patricia Adkins Chiti, who works to draw European women in music organisations together and often makes high-level political representations in Italy and Europe.

USA – International Alliance for Women in Music
Celebrates the contributions and encourages the activities of all women musicians. It is a coalition of professional composers, conductors, performers, musicologists, educators, librarians and lovers of music.

Women in Jazz USA

3. Professional development

Music Tank
Aims to create a collaborative community that overrides traditional industry partitions – to give artists, managers, labels, publishers, promoters, audio professionals, press and beyond the connectivity to share ideas, exchange information and forge new partnerships – whatever the genre.

Generator Magazine
Supports live pop and indie music in the North East. Their website has useful info sheets such as “Making your own records and sending demos to record companies”.

4. Other useful organisations for musicians – UK

British Council
Education, funding, touring abroad

British Music Information Centre
The British Music Information Centre (Bmic) is a leading resource for everyone interested in 20th and 21st century new music in the UK.

British Society for Music Therapy
Founded in 1958 by Juliette Alvin and her colleagues with the object of promoting the use and development of music therapy.

Incorporated Society of Musicians
The UK’s professional association for musicians

Jazz Services Ltd

Musicians Union
The organisation representing musicians in the UK has a website with a wealth of useful information.

Sound Sense
The UK development agency for community music. Supports community musicians.

Sound and Music (was spnm)
From contemporary, jazz, classical and popular music to that written for film, dance and other creative media, Sound and Music is one of the main advocates of new music and sound in Britain today.

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