Cryptic’s Fair Access Commitments

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We’re delighted that Cryptic joined us as partners in signing up to our Fair Access Principles in May 2021.

Developed through consultation with a broad range of composers and organisations, Sound and Music’s Fair Access Principles are designed to act as a code of best practice for running successful, open and inclusive artist development programmes, competitions and awards for composers.

In signing up, Cryptic are committing to enact the Fair Access Principles across their work over the next two years. We recognise that organisations will need time to think about and implement changes within their programmes.

You can read their reasons for signing up and future commitments the organisation have made below.

Cryptic’s Statement

“As an arts organisation, Cryptic believe that inclusion, diversity, equality, accessibility (IDEA) and creativity go hand in hand. Their influence on our sense of identity and our life opportunities is at the heart of all that we do. Sound and Music’s Fair Access Principles provide an opportunity for us to develop our commissioning and programming practice in a way that resonates with and has relevance for our ambition to be an inclusive organisation and we value the learning that will emerge from this collaborative network of organisations.”

– Caroline Thompson, Head of Access, Participation and Evaluation at Cryptic

Want to get involved?

We’re actively looking for more partners to join us in committing to these principles. Find out more about how to get involved by emailing Co-Head of Artist Development, Will Dutta, at:

Read our Fair Access Principles

Learn more about our Fair Access Principles and partners

Contact us about getting involved

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