Jazz North’s Fair Access Commitments

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We’re delighted that Jazz North 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, Jazz North 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.

Jazz North Statement

“Jazz North is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion across all that we do. We believe that everyone should have access to jazz and are committed to breaking down barriers in our sector.  As an organisation, we feel we are well aligned with the Fair Access Principles and are thrilled to be working with Sound and Music to help improve the accessibility of our programmes. We believe working collaboratively is the best driver for change and look forward to better representation through cooperative commitment to the Fair Access Principles.”

– Heather Spencer, Programme Manager at Jazz North

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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