New Talent Incoming! Keychange announce a new 2022 cohort of 76 artist and innovator participants.

Keychange Artist anaiis at Reeperbahn 2021 c. Lidija Delovska

Participants from 12 countries to lead global movement for gender equality in music.

Today Keychange, the pioneering international initiative for gender equality in the music industry, welcomes 76 new faces to its 2022 talent development programme. Selected by industry and export experts as future leaders, the new cohort of artists and music industry professionals from 12 different countries will take part in a year-long programme, following an open call that received 590 applications. 

Participants include Shereen Perera, Senior Producer of Women of the World Foundation (UK), Samantha Slattery, Founder of Women in Music Canada (CA), Mathilde Neuville, Co-founder of Consentis for the prevention of sexism and sexual violence in music (FR) and the hotly tipped alternative indie Rough Trade artist, Laura Lee & the Jettes (DE) who is poised to play key festival slots this March at NYC Festival New Colossus and SXSW. 

Keychange is delighted to introduce the 76 new participants:

CANADA: (Artists) Alysha Brilla, Liliane Chlela, Mise en Scene, Paris Pick

(Innovators) Flora Garnier, Isabelle Banos, Noreen Hamid, Samantha Slattery

ESTONIA: (Artists) Anett, OOPUS, Tuulikki Bartosik, Vera Vice

(Innovators): Britt Randma, Kertu Mägar, Sandra Perens

FRANCE: (Artists) ٥٥ گليثرGlitter, Anna Majidson, Bandit Bandit

(Innovators) Emily Gonneau, Gwendolenn Sharp, Mathilde Neuville

GERMANY: (Artists) Albertine Sarges, Laura Lee & the Jettes, lùisa

(Innovators): AZLAY, Imke Machura, Katharin Ahrend

ICELAND: (Artists) Possimiste, Sunna Margrét, Ultraflex

(Innovators) Anna Dungal, Björt Sigfinnsdóttir, Bryndís Jonatansdóttir, Kim Wagenaar

IRELAND: (Artists): Dani Larkin, NIMF, shiv

(Innovators): Ismay Bourke, Laura McCabe, Naoise Roo Callan

ITALY: (Artists) Anna Bassy, Arya, effe effe

(Innovators): Flavia Guarino, Sara Colantonio, Silvia Nocentini aka NoOx

NORWAY: (Artists): Nedja, Cham Léon

(Innovators): Camilla Christensen, Kine Lundervold, Lennea Lyssand, Sofie Søndervik Sæther

POLAND: (Artists) IFI UDE, Misia Furtak, Moriah Woods

(Innovators) Gosia Bego, Inga Plewicka, Tamara Kaminska

SPAIN: (Artists): airu, Efe Ce Ele, LAU

(Innovators): Alayna Hughes, Ariane Paras, Jeanny Ricci

SWEDEN: (Artists) Fågelle, The Magnettes – Rebecka Digervall, Sissel Wincent

(Innovators) Affa Alizadeh, Ivy Ofori, Sofia Sandqvist

UK: (Artists): caro♡, Eliza Shaddad, IMOGEN

(Innovators): Bishi, Eve Horne, Shereen Perera

You can listen to the Keychange 2022 artist playlists here: SoundCloud, Spotify. Read more about each of the brilliant participants on the Keychange website here, which also serves as a vital resource of fresh international talent for festivals and Keychange signatories to draw upon. 

Launching with a digital kick-off on February 16th – 18th 2022, this extensive programme aims to equip the 76 women and gender minority participants with the skills, resources and opportunities needed to fast track them to the next stage in their career. 

Alongside the full network meet-ups, participants will take part in Creative Labs at the 13 festivals that are partnered with Keychange in Europe and Canada. The Creative Labs will take the form of workshops, seminars, studio sessions, masterclasses and more. In addition to these opportunities, the programme’s artists will take part in international showcases, Innovators will be invited to international music conferences and each participant will be invited to benefit from a mentoring scheme created in collaboration with