PRS Foundation’s Fair Access Commitments

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We’re delighted that PRS Foundation joined us as partners in signing up to our Fair Access Principles in February 2020.

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, PRS Foundation 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.

PRS Foundation’s Statement

“PRS Foundation believes that the success of the projects we fund is driven by the diversity of our grantees. Until open call programmes are more inclusive, we miss out on exceptional talent. We are therefore working closely with other funders and talent development experts to ensure opportunities are more accessible, and fully endorse Sound and Music’s Fair Access Principles.

– Joe Frankland, CEO of PRS Foundation

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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