Beatport Diversity + Parity Fund Returns for 2023

Online electronic music platform Beatport announced earlier this week that it is bringing back the Beatport Diversity + Parity Fund for a second year. Established last spring, the program aims to support underrepresented groups and amplify diversity within the music industry.


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Originally known as the Gender Parity Initiative, the fund began in April of 2022 when Beatport pledged $100,000 to three organizations empowering women in the music industry. The recipients, including #FORTHEMUSIC (campaigning against sexual harassment and assault in the industry), Future Female Sounds (a community increasing accessibility for women and gender minorities in dance music) and Lady of The House (championing and educating women in dance through a multifunctional platform) were announced in September of last year.


For 2023, Beatport has opted to increase the fund to $150,000 and change the format slightly. As Chief Community Officer Sofia Ilyas wrote in a statement,


“This new approach encourages participation from a wider pool of organizations, including emerging or grassroots initiatives. Beatport will also work to include like-minded partner companies to increase the amount of opportunities and capital invested in these impactful opportunities.”


Two kinds of grants are available: one for larger organizations (4+ staff members) that will provide anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000, and one for smaller organizations (1-3 staff members) that will range from $3,000 to $15,000.


The application process for the Beatport Diversity + Parity Fund is open as of July 25th, and will remain open until 12 PM GMT on Tuesday, August 22nd. Visit the fund’s official page to fill out your application, and read the original press release on Beatportal.


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