New Music Scotland’s Fair Access Commitments

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We’re delighted that New Music Scotland joined us as partners in signing up to our Fair Access Principles in February 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, New Music Scotland 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.

New Music Scotland’s Statement

“At New Music Scotland, we are committed to working in a diverse and open society. Committing to the Fair Access Principles will aid us to continue developing our strategies, processes and resources to support all new music makers.

In an ever changing landscape it is imperative we work as part of a community, alongside other organisations, to remove barriers to events, professional development programmes, awards, and sector opportunities..

– Karen Dufour, Project Manager at New Music Scotland

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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