Resources

Online Resource Guides and Documents

Music Victoria
Best Practice Guidelines for Live Music Venues

This guide provides best practice guidelines for a number of areas involve with running a live music venue. Chapters on security and safety, managing troublesome patrons, and sexual harassment may be particularly useful.

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AIK UK
Charter of Best Practice: Sexual Safety at Festivals

The Association of Independent Festivals in the UK’s leading festival representational body. In 2017, they launched the ‘Safer Spaces at Festivals’ campaign which saw 71 festivals sign up to the Charter of Best Practice. The Charter outlines steps that can be taken to create safe and enjoyable environments for audience and active measures that can be taken regarding incidents of sexual assault.

READ HERE

Green Music

The Green Music website has a whole array of resources aimed at venues, festivals and artists with information on how the reduce the impact live music events have on the environment.

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White Ribbon UK
Safe Music Guide

This guide created by White Ribbon UK gives some real, practical tips to help festivals and venues stop violence against women and girls. It will show you how you can help your female customers to know they can attend your events with confidence. And it will help you encourage your male customers to take a stand.

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Organisations Providing Training Programs

Three Cheers Training
Special Alcohol Service

Three Cheers Training trains licensed venues how to deploy Special Alcohol Service (SAS) benefitting staff, patrons, the venue, community and the alcohol service industry as a whole. Special Alcohol Service (SAS) was developed in Sydney in response to the government cracking down on the industry in order to stem alcohol fuelled violence, an overreaction on the government’s behalf. It was also simultaneously developed as a tool for venues to use to increase the hospitality their patrons experience.

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Entertainment Assist
Intermission Mental Health Training

Entertainment Assist is a Health Promotion Charity that raises awareness about mental health in the live and recorded performing arts and entertainment sector. One of the key recommendations from Entertainment Assist’s research was to design and deliver evidence-based support and prevention strategies for targeted populations of the entertainment industry. Intermission is evidence based mental health training tailored to the Australian entertainment industry. Intermission builds capacity across the sector by focusing on better understanding and preventing mental health issues and encouraging conversations about mental health.

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Phoenix Australia
Psychological First Aid

Phoenix Australia promotes recovery for the 15 million Australians affected by trauma. We do this by working with individuals, organisations and the community to understand, prevent, and recover from the potential adverse effects of trauma.

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Resources for Artists and Patrons

Feed Australia

Feed Music is a not for profit website that enables touring artists and bands to use their location while on the road to pinpoint cafes and restaurants situated in their passing town, in which they can eat and drink at for free, promoting a better mental wellbeing.

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Gig Buddies

Gig Buddies is a volunteering befriending project which pairs adults with learning disability and/or autism with a volunteer to regularly attend live music and other events, facilitating participation and involvement in the live music, entertainment and social scene.

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Organisations Supporting the Industry

Support Act

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DanceWize

DanceWize is a program of Harm Reduction Victoria (HRV). The DanceWize goal is to provide our peers with accurate, credible health promotion and harm reduction. DanceWize utilizes a peer education model to reduce drug and alcohol related harm at Victorian dance parties, festivals and nightclubs.

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LISTEN

LISTEN presents live events to engage the public, to showcase and support marginalised artists, and to create a platform for an anthology to document the participation of these musicians and their audiences. LISTEN curates and hosts a bi-annual conference to promote and support thought, action and conversation, and also runs an independent record label, Listen Records

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Live Music Office

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Smugglers of Light

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Musicians Making a Difference

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Yothu Yindi Foundation

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Sony Foundation

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Phunktional

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Contemporary Music Roundtable

DanceWize is a program of Harm Reduction Victoria (HRV). The DanceWize goal is to provide our peers with accurate, credible health promotion and harm reduction. DanceWize utilizes a peer education model to reduce drug and alcohol related harm at Victorian dance parties, festivals and nightclubs.

READ HERE


Educational Resources and Victim Support

White Ribbon Australia

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end men’s violence against women and girls, promote gender equality and create a new vision of masculinity. White Ribbon Australia, as part of this global movement, wants all women in Australia to live in safety, free from violence and abuse. We focus on primary prevention: stopping violence before it starts.

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Our Watch

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Collective Shout

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SASS

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Bravehearts

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CASA

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1800 RESPECT

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Other Great Campaigns

It Takes One
Camp Cope & Laneway
Our Music My Body

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Safer Venues WA

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Good Night Out UK

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Safer Spaces
Association of Independent Festivals UK

In May 2017 AIF launched the ‘Safer Spaces at Festivals’ campaign which saw 30 UK festivals blackout their websites for 24 hours and 71 festivals sign up to the Charter of Best Practice. The campaign promoted key messages including ‘Hands off unless consent’, ‘Don’t be a bystander’ and ‘Zero tolerance to sexual assault’. It reached over 18 million people on Twitter, over 9 million on Facebook and over 20,000 people on Instagram as well as receiving global media attention.

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