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Artist Impacts: Weighing in on gender balance

Singer-songwriter Kat Frankie has released 3 LPs and toured extensively throughout Europe, Australia, Turkey and Korea. On our red couch Kat will talk about her participation in Keychange.EU, the international campaign that encourages festivals to sign up to a 50:50 gender balance pledge by 2022. Along with moderator Natalie Mets (IDA Raadio/Keychange), Kat will discuss how art and artists can activate social change and the challenges and benefits associated with this.


6:00pm: Doors open

6:30 pm: Welcome on stage

6:35 – 7:15 pm: Moderated talk with Kat Frankie and Natalie Mets

7:15 – 7:30 pm: Open Q&A

7.30pm – 8.30pm: Short live performance & drinks

About the speaker

Originally from Australia but based in Berlin, singer-songwriter and producer Kat Frankie has released 3 LPs and toured extensively throughout Europe, Australia, Turkey and Korea. Known to be a dramatic and dynamic live performer Kat has a reputation as a powerful singer and captivating stage presence. After her releasing ‘Please Don’t Give Me What I Want’ – Kat took a short hiatus from her own projects to collaborate with others, coming back in February 2018 with stellar reviews for her latest release, ‘Bad Behaviour’. Kat is also a participant in the Keychange Foundation.

About the moderator

For Keychange participant Natalie Mets being on top of multiple things at the same time while working on intense tasks is definitely very inspiring, enjoyable and thriving. She’s an enthusiastic culture manager producing various cultural, education and nightlife events. Natalie is co-founder of IDA Raadio and also a participant in the Keychange Foundation.

About Keychange

Keychange is a pioneering international initiative which empowers women to transform the future of music and encourages festivals to achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2022. 60 emerging artists and innovators from across Europe were be invited to international festivals to take part in a series of showcases, collaborations and a programme of creative labs. Backed up by an innovation fund for the network to test new projects and ideas, Keychange aims to accelerate change and create a better more inclusive music industry for present and future generations. Learn more: www.keychange.eu

The ‘On The Red Couch’ Format

In the 1960s, Billy Name brought a red couch into Andy Warhol’s Factory, and it organically became the best place to crash for many of his overnight guests. In the spirit of Warhol’s Factory, Factory Berlin invites widely praised and respected guests from the arts and creative scene to come and speak on our very own red couch from Vitra.

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March 14, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Basement, Volta, Factory Berlin Mitte


Member Event, Public Events

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