Launchpad’s Fair Access Commitments

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We’re delighted that Launchpad 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, Launchpad 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.

Launchpad’s Statement

We are passionate about providing an open and inclusive artist and project development programme. By agreeing to the Fair Access Principles we hope to send a clear statement to everyone who engages with Launchpad, as well as to the wider sector and music industry, that we are committed to the ongoing evaluation and improvement of our practice, enabling us to provide equality of opportunity for all.

We believe in the importance of communicating clearly what values we stand for and the Fair Access Principles will help us to do that. We also believe that positive change comes about through collaboration and shared values and are excited to be part of the conversation that Sound and Music have started with their Fair Access Principles.

– Jon Foulger, Project Coordinator at Launchpad

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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