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, Orchestras Live 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.
Orchestras Live’s Statement
“Orchestras Live wants to include everyone in our work, listening to perspectives drawn from people’s diverse experiences to enrich the art we produce and make a positive contribution to culture, wellbeing and society.
We are committed to equity of access and opportunity across our delivery programme and work proactively with partners to embed inclusive practice and achieve measurable progress in diversifying the orchestral workforce, audience and participant base.
We hold a unique position in the orchestral sector and our projects and programmes have the potential to influence practice across a wide range of partners. We know that we are on a journey to develop our own practice: signing up to Sound and Music’s Fair Access Principles will support our inclusive workforce development programme as well as help us drive positive change with partners across the sector. ”
– Sarah Derbyshire, 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: