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, Liverpool Philharmonic 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.
Liverpool Philharmonic’s Statement
“Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s mission is to enhance and transform lives through music, but we can only do that if we are truly inclusive in the work we produce, and the artists we develop, support and commission. Adopting the Fair Access Principles is an important commitment within our current Diversity and Inclusion plan, our annual Rushworth Composition Prize supporting emerging composers and any other future open call initiatives we undertake.”
– Michael Eakin, Chief Executive
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: