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21 April 2016

The Francis Chagrin Award and what we’ve seen change in the last few years

The Francis Chagrin Award and what we’ve seen change in the last few years So this great little pot of money we distribute to a wide range of composers from each year has been going for a while now. Set up in the name of one of our founding organisations’ (SPNM) founder, composer Francis Chagrin, it’s […]

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22 March 2016

Because it’s 2016

Because it’s 2016 “When asked why he’s chosen equal numbers of men and women (for his cabinet), the second youngest Canadian PM simply answered: ‘Because it’s 2015’.” This cartoon sums up, for me, the conversation that’s been has been going on in the funded music sector (for at least the last 30 years) around diversity […]

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16 March 2016

What three years of equal opportunities data has taught us.

For the last three years Sound and Music have been collecting data from applicants to our programmes. The data, collected at the end of the application process. helps us understand more about who is applying to our programmes and their reach. This data (at the moment) covers: education, gender, age, location, ethnicity, previous applications to […]