Philharmonia’s Fair Access Commitments

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We’re delighted that Philharmonia 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, Philharmonia 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.

Philharmonia‘s Statement

“Philharmonia Orchestra supports Sound and Music’s Fair Access Principles as part of our ongoing commitment to diversify our work, create inclusive environments, and ensure equitable opportunities within our programme.

The Philharmonia will employ the Fair Access Principles across all our open calls for composers, artists, and creatives from the start of 2021 onwards. We look forward to working with Sound and Music and other colleagues in sector to ensure a more equitable and representative future

– Tom Spurgin, Audience Development Manager at Philharmonia

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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