Future Female Sounds are launching the first DJ Academy for female and gender minorities in Denmark with the support from Tuborgfondet.
After training nearly 500 new female, non-binary, and gender minority DJs in several countries across continents, our dream of building an Academy with an actual 3-month long educational graduating course is coming true.
We are very grateful to have the support from Tuborgfondet, who have supported us since our conception in 2017, and continue to support our work for developing new talent and influencing the gender balance in the music industry for DJs.
The first 'semester' of the academy commences in October 2021.
"Our approach has always been a combination of professional training in a safer space environment, followed by actual bookings and entering the market"
FFS has received 1.744.036 (a little more than 1.7 million DKK) danish kroner from Tuborgfondet to scale our work and to create a DJ Academy that includes DJ training and professionalisation, mentorship from leading music industry experts, partnerships with festivals and venues, public talks, livestreams and performances focused on highlighting the new talent, as well as music and DJ-specific topics!
The academy is free to attend and is open to female, non-binary and gender minority folk. 20% of the spaces for the DJ Academy participants are reserved for marginalised and underprivileged youth from local area Nørrebro, where FFS DJ Academy is located.
"The donation from Tuborgfondet makes it possible to scale our work with a dedicated focus on facilitating and highlighting even more women and gender minority talent. Our approach has always been a combination of professional training in a safer space environment, followed by actual bookings and entering the market. We're very excited to have the opportunity to develop talent through the DJ Academy, where we will also be able to connect them directly to the music industry, to support their careers long-term." - Tia Korpe, director and founder of Future Female Sounds