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, London Chamber Orchestra 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.
London Chamber Orchestra’s Statement
“We are proud to join the Fair Access Principles because inclusivity is part of the core ethos of LCO. We feel that there is a place for everyone in classical music, and it is our job to ensure that everyone feels welcome, and there are no barriers to entry or progression which allow some demographics to thrive and others to be sidelined.
We want our LCO New project to be a positive experience for everyone even if they are not a successful candidate. As an organisation we are keen to have open and constructive conversations to assess the steps we have taken, and how we can continue to improve in all areas of equality, diversity and inclusivity.”
– Elise Campbell, Marketing Officer // Diversity, Inclusivity & Equality Officer
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: