Royal Philharmonic Society’s Fair Access Commitments

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We’re delighted that the Royal Philharmonic Society joined us as partners in signing up to our Fair Access Principles in October 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, the RPS 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.

Royal Philharmonic Society’s Statement

“The creative industries fundamentally thrive on a diverse and dynamic range of voices. At the Royal Philharmonic Society, we are continually striving to minimise barriers to participation for the widest possible range of people and are proud to adopt these Fair Access Principles.

Building on our existing work through our Women Conductors programme, we look forward to working with Sound and Music and fellow launch partners on improving accessibility to our development programmes and opportunities sector-wide.

– James Murphy, Chief Executive of the Royal Philharmonic Society

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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