Protection of Women in the Arts (POWA) are a Scottish-based collective who are raising awareness of sexual discrimination in the music industry through releasing music and creating a safe discussion space on Patreon.
Founded by two Scottish women musicians, Ashley Stein and Siobhan Wilson, POWA’s ultimate aim is to contribute towards the ending of what have become unacceptable, yet all too normalised, practices of sexual exploitation and discrimination against women in the workplace.
In order to achieve this, the collective have launched a survey which they are encouraging women across the Scottish music scene to complete. They intend to use the survey results to shape their plans going forward, to help better protect and support women across the arts through obtaining a clearer picture of common problems faced.
Take the survey.
It is important that women completing the survey take care of themselves in the process, and if anyone is triggered by the questions or process they are encouraged to refer to the signposting list creating by Scottish Women in Music (SWIM).