A new initiative aimed at increasing disabled representation in the music industry has launched in Bristol.
Founded by artist management company Harbourside, The Disability Empowerment Programme is looking to recruit a young music manager with a disability, long-term health condition or neurodiversity into a paid internship.
The programme follows research by Harbourside indicating half of disabled music workers don’t disclose their conditions.
Owner Ben Price hopes the new initiative will help change perceptions the music industry is an inaccessible place for disabled people to work.
"It won’t be a short journey, but the Disability Empowerment Programme will hopefully help to improve the number of disabled people working in the industry both on stage and behind the scenes."