NZ On Air monitors and reports on the diversity of funded content to provide data for industry discussion. Their Diversity Report 2019 shows improvement in the diversity of key creatives in screen and music production.
NZ On Air’s fourth Diversity Report shows a more diverse mix of content creators in key screen production roles, but there is still under-representation of Asian screen creatives and women in music.
The report monitors gender, ethnic and regional representation across funded screen production, and gender representation among recorded music artists funded through NZ On Air.
NZ On Air has now gathered four years of comparable data from funded Scripted and Factual content and two years of funded music – allowing the organisation to report on trends and notable data shifts.
In music, women (not including those in mixed sex groups) make up around 27% of funding applicants, with around 33% funded. While the gender percentages are lower when compared to the general population, they are considered reflective of the numbers of female artists who are members of APRA AMCOS NZ (23.8% women).
NZ On Air monitors and reports on the diversity of funded content to provide data for industry discussion. The public media agency also has strategies in place to increase diversity among creatives working on funded screen projects, including targeted rounds and RFPs such as the Suffrage 125 Initiative, Pasifika and Asian Newer Storytellers Initiative, the New Music Pasifika call out earlier this year, and the RNZ / NZ On Air Joint Innovation Fund.