Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
KVAST works to bring music by women composers to a wider audience. The goal is to increase the number of works by women composers in orchestra repertoires. To educate program committees about existing repertoire by women composers to raise awereness of the need to address gender issues when choosing repertoires In dialogue with orchestras, KVAST hopes to inspire them to include music by women in their repertoire, by arranging conferences, discussing repertoire choices, presenting existing repertoire etc. to ensure better representation for women. The have instituted the Gold Broom Award (Guldkvasten), presented to an orchestra or commissioner of orchestral music, chamber music, opera etc that has worked to promote and support women composers.
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What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
More and more Swedish orchestras are programming works by women composers. Last time they made a statistic the result was 10, 1 % for season 2018-2019 - measured in amount of pieces. Counted in amount of minutes of music by women being played was 6.7 %.