MusicNT’s All Good Project works with local live music venues right across the Northern Territory to create safer spaces for staff, performers and patrons that frequent them.
The need for such a program was identified after many discussions, over many years, with local performers, music lovers and industry personnel that raised concerns regarding the safety of key minority groups within the music community and the culture surrounding safety at gigs.
The pilot year of the program has been made possible as a result of Territory Families’ Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Grant, which has allowed MusicNT to roll the program out across venues in Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.
When a venue elects to participate in the All Good Project they agree to adhere to safety standards as outlined in the program’s policy with the assistance of specialised staff training, extensive program resources and the guidance of MusicNT’s Live Music Venue Best Practice Guidelines.
You can go to work at one of these All Good Venues, either as a staff member or performer, or can attend a gig at one of these venues, with the knowledge that the venue is working diligently to increase safety standards and any safety concerns raised will be taken seriously.
Ultimately, we aim to work together with the public and the Northern Territory’s best live music venues to create safer spaces for all. Because, at the end of the day, no one’s good time should come at the expense of somebody else’s.