English Folk Dance & Song Society’s Fair Access Commitments

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We’re delighted that the English Folk, Dance & Song Society joined us as partners in signing up to our Fair Access Principles in October 2020.

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, the EFDSS 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.

English Folk, Dance & Song Society’s Statement

“Inclusion and access are central to the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s aims and objectives. We strive to engage with the widest range of people and to ensure that we remove any and all barriers to engaging with our work and the wider folk arts sector.

We are delighted to sign up to the Fair Access Principles and look forward to working with Sound and Music and other partners on increasing diversity and access to folk and the wider music sector.

Peter Craik, Director of Marketing and Communications for the EFDSS

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: will.dutta@soundandmusic.org

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