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6 March 2017

50:50 by 2020

To mark International Women’s Day 2017, Sound and Music make the following commitment: By March 2020, at least 50% of the composers we work with will identify as women ***************************************************************** It’s hard to pinpoint cause and effect, but in conversations with other female leaders in the sector, a number of us have noticed a creeping […]

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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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29 August 2013

Natalia Franklin Pierce on the Francis Chagrin Award and women composers

Since starting as Administrator at Sound and Music in September 2012, one of the projects I’ve been working on is re-launching the Francis Chagrin Award. Each year, Sound and Music awards a total of £1,500 to composers who are struggling to meet the costs associated with making new work. Traditionally, this Award would have covered expenses such […]