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, Jerwood Arts 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.
Jerwood Arts’ Statement
“Jerwood Arts is delighted to endorse Sound and Music’s Fair Access Principles and work with partners across the music sector to improve the inclusivity of our offer to composers and music creators. We’ve been working to make our funding opportunities more accessible to early-career freelancers over the past few years and have seen the impact it has on who applies and who gets funded. We’re looking forward to continuing this work and ensuring that we are part of the change artists want to see: a more inclusive, transparent and kind sector.”
– Lilli Geissendorfer, Director of Jerwood Arts
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 our Co-Heads of Artist Development: