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 Symphony 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 Symphony Orchestra’s Statement
“The London Symphony Orchestra has a profound commitment to diversity and inclusion, including in LSO Discovery’s artist development schemes. The Fair Access Principles will help bolster our efforts to reach out to and work with a more diverse range of artists.
We are proud to collaborate with Sound and Music and its partner organisations in tackling the issues many face when building careers in music, and uphold new standards for the industry.”
– Tom Lovatt, Artist Development Projects Manager at London Symphony Orchestra
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: firstname.lastname@example.org