London Sinfonietta’s Fair Access Commitments

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We’re delighted that London Sinfonietta 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, London Sinfonietta 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 Sinfonietta’s Statement

At the London Sinfonietta, we have been committed to making new music for over 50 years.  The Ensemble has offered out over 450 commissions and had many hundreds more commissioned for it.  We welcome change and innovation, and seek to evolve all parts of the organisation to respond to the society and communities we work to serve.

Over the past few seasons we have deliberately shifted our commissioning practice to ensure we reach an equal balance in the number of works offered to men and women each season, and we are now working to move our commissioning and programming profile to be more representative of composers who are black, asian and ethnically diverse.

In a landscape of positive and overdue change we are very happy to sign up to Sound and Music’s Fair Access principles such that access to our composer development schemes is as open and equitable as possible.

– Andrew Burke, Chief Executive & Artistic Director of London Sinfonietta

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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