Pledging to do better
Cactus City originated as a safe space recording studio after women and marginalised genders told us they didn’t feel comfortable in recording spaces.
Issues faced by women and marginalised genders are often overlooked, however, it is vital for career longevity to instil positive practices for all UK studios to adopt to make their spaces safer for everyone. To make real change in the industry, we have to work together to change our environments to be conducive to work.
The only pricks in the studio should be on a cactus.
What is the Charter?
The Cactus City Charter is a series of simple pledges, for studios and other music spaces to adopt to ensure a safe, inclusive working environment.
We all need to work on creating a safer and more equal environment for people in the music industry.
The charter is aimed at professional studios, of any size, that want to create an environment where creativity can thrive in a positive and professional environment.
We welcome feedback from the music community.
Should we receive feedback on your venue which is in direct contraction of these pledges we may suspend your membership to the charter. We will co-operate with you to work with applicable bodies and authorities where appropriate.
This charter does not supersede any employment laws which your business is obligated to comply
IN THE MEDIA
Where the Cactus City Charter of Good Practice is Featured
Advocating for marginalised genders’ safety in music spaces
In response to the outpour of support since officially launching in 2020, Cactus City have also released a ‘Charter of Good Practice’. “Our charter provides music studios – a place where many people first find themselves in the first stages of their career – a straightforward way to supplement any policies they may already have,”