Sound Festival’s Fair Access Commitments

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We’re delighted that Sound Festival 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, Sound Festival 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.

Sound Festival’s Statement

“At Sound, we believe that the increasing diverse society we live in should be reflected as much as possible in the composers we work with. We are committed to putting in place new processes to widen access to our development, commissioning and performance opportunities. It is of utmost importance to also work alongside other organisations to ensure that new ways of working become embedded in the new music sector. We are thus extremely pleased to be collaborating with Sound and Music on the Fair Access Principles programme.

– Fiona Robertson, Festival Director at Sound Festival

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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