Arts Council England’s Change Makers campaign offered a catalyst to improve progression paths, create visible role models and professional opportunities within the sector. With a strong record in spearheading change, we were the only disabled-led music programme to receive funding through the scheme.

From the start, the aim was to begin a process of transformation reaching far beyond audience development; we aspired to change the nature of the orchestral workforce, create exceptional music, and embrace the creativity and inspiration that comes through working with the most diverse range of people.

If you would like to find about more about this amazing work, please download the following Executive Summary, which outlines the key impacts of the programme, along with information on the Programme for Cultural Change – an 18-month course to instigate organisational change.

Download the Executive Summary and Programme for Cultural Change

Please head to the following page to download the Executive Summary: download here.

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Head over to the following page to find out more about the Change Makers programme, including a video BSO Resound’s debut performance at the BBC Proms in 2018: Change Makers page.

Putting inclusion at the heart of the orchestra has been transformative. It has changed the way we look at our Company, our Art, our Audience and our role in the world.
Dougie Scarfe, CEO