The Glasshouse International Centre for Contemporary Music’s Fair Access Commitments

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We’re delighted that The Glasshouse International Centre for Contemporary Music (formerly Sage Gateshead) 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, The Glasshouse 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.

The Glasshouse’s Statement

“Inclusion is at the heart of our work at The Glasshouse so we are delighted to be one of the first organisations committing to the Fair Access Principles for composers and music creators. These principles reflect changes we have already made in our Summer Studios residencies and help us push forward with improving access across our other artist development programmes. We’re looking forward to sharing our progress and learning with the other organisations involved.

– Abigail Pogson, Managing Director at The Glasshouse (2020)

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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