Women in Global Music Network

The Women in Global Music Network (WIGM) seeks to pioneer women’s diverse creative voices through decentred approaches and conversations traversing languages and cultures, centuries and continents, and bridging the interlapping arenas of scholarship, performance, arts administration and social advocacy. In amplifying women’s voices not in isolation but across borders, WIGM seeks to facilitate collaborations and integrative practices resonant with equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) mandates of the twenty-first century.

At the heart of WIGM lies a desire to create an inclusive and equitable forum in which to share ideas and to learn from one another in a collaborative spirit. The network seeks not to provide catch-all solutions but rather to address intricate, often troubling questions, to challenge received assumptions and, above all, to develop ways of thinking and listening with women’s voices and experiences across global musical contexts.

WIGM has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie grant agreement No 894071, and became affiliated with the SMI in February 2021.

The network was co-founded by Joe Davies and Yvonne Liao. For updates and further information, follow the Twitter account @WIGMNetwork