Small grass-roots organisations like ours rely on bigger businesses to help us support our communities. Through meaningful corporate sponsorship, Cactus City is able to carry out our mission to create sustainable pathways to work in creative industries for women and underrepresented groups.
Choosing to sponsor Cactus City as part of your company's corporate responsibility, serves as a powerful statement of support for diversity and equality in the music industry (and the arts as a whole). By showing that you are committed to promoting and supporting women in music, your company can help to create a more inclusive and equitable industry for all.
Q: What will supporting Cactus City achieve?
A: Quite a lot actually:
Help us make studio spaces safer with our Charter of Good Practice.
Provide pathways to work with job placements (paid at the real living wage).
Provide physical spaces for women and gender minorities to work safely in an inclusive environment.
Support our work in creating legislative change.
Support research and technologies to develop a more equitable industry for women and underrepresented people.
Help us provide key support to higher education institutions.
You've probably noticed we do things a bit differently around here. From the way we speak to whom we will choose to work with. If your brand fits our ethos then saddle up because we want to work with you.
Not only will you be aligning your brand with some of the freshest, most exciting new music artists out there, but you'll also be supporting underrepresented badasses in the industry. We're talking about championing the unrepresented, the overlooked and the underestimated women and gender minorities in music.
Now, you may be wondering how exactly your brand can get in on this action. Well, buckle up buttercup, because we've got options. A brand partnership with us means custom content that will showcase your brand's message and values, while simultaneously highlighting the work of these incredible women in music. Think sponsored posts, podcasts, videos, and other digital content, all shared with our community across our social spaces like TikTok and Instagram.
But that's not all, you can also sponsor live events or music festivals (see below), or simply having your products/services featured in videos and other marketing materials.
In short, working with a women in music organisation is a surefire way to elevate your brand and show your support for the underrepresented women in the music industry. So, what are you waiting for? Let's make it happen.
The best way to support our community and make a change is to work together. We are thrilled to be asked on a weekly basis, how people who've done OK in the biz can work with Cactus City to help the cause. One way to do this is to simply offer your time.
At Cactus City, if there's one thing we flippin' hate, it's gatekeeping. We are on a mission to help women access as much helpful knowledge as possible to aid their careers. If you have time, space or knowledge to help women go forward, please do get in touch and we can connect you to someone (or a few people) you can help.
*Please note this is not an internship farm. If you have placements or internships available we'd love to connect you BUT they have to be up to Cactus City standard, i.e paid OR offering learning and development that would ordinarily cost money via regular education bodies.
Open Mic Nights
Panel/Round Table Discussions
Sip 'N' Paints
If you would like to throw an event with us (or simply sponsor one. Let us know ASAP, our events diary gets very full very quickly!!!
Charter of Good Practice
Cactus City’s aim is to encourage major institutions in the UK to adopt better safeguarding policies for artists and creatives in the recording studio. The charter is the first step to making this happen.