Inclusivity and Relevance

Inclusivity and Relevance

Vision

We intend The Swan to be an inclusive and relevant musical organisation, accessible, welcoming and truly representative of the population of the UK, offering equality of opportunity to our current and potential audiences and workforce.

We will become a more vibrant, innovative, creative and higher-quality musical organisation because we will draw on a diverse pool of performers, composers and repertoire and will be adept at nurturing and developing diverse talent from all parts of the community in which we live.

We will appeal to the widest possible range of audience, seeking, listening to, and acting upon their feedback. We will reach out to those places and communities with the least access to publicly funded culture.

We will continually improve the diversity of our leadership, management, advisers and workforce to become as well-run and dynamic an organisation as we can be.

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Priorities and Action

We value everyone, irrespective of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation or socio-economic group. But we know that some of these groups are underrepresented within The Swan and across our audience. While remaining vigilant across all groups, we have prioritised increasing representation by people from diverse backgrounds in our performers, composers, audience, staff and board; increasing our use of female composers; and making our music more accessible to those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and in communities historically underserved by cultural organisations. We have also made partnering with local education and local care providers a priority.

All members of the Board are responsible for delivering our vision. To help, we have appointed an Inclusivity Champion and assigned an Inclusivity Team to spearhead our Inclusivity and Relevance planning and implementation; to ensure it is data-led; to ensure appropriately ambitious targets are set; and to hold all of us at The Swan to account for being inclusive in everything we do.

Inclusivity Champion:
Altaf Kara (Trustee)

Inclusivity Team:
Altaf Kara (Trustee)
Marcus Willett (Trustee)
Roger Wilson (Trustee)

David Le Page (Artistic Director)
Debbie Jagla (Managing Director)
Megan Matthews (Orchestra & Education Manager)

We value everyone, irrespective of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation or socio-economic group.  But we know that some of these groups are underrepresented within The Swan and across our audience.  While remaining vigilant across all groups, we have prioritised increasing representation by people from diverse backgrounds in our performers, composers, audience and board; increasing our use of female composers; and making our music more accessible to those from lower socio-economic backgrounds and in communities historically underserved by cultural organisations.  We have also made partnering with local education and local care providers a priority.   

 

All members of the Board are responsible for delivering our vision. To help, we have appointed an Inclusivity Champion and assigned an Inclusivity Team to spearhead our Inclusivity and Relevance planning and implementation; to ensure it is data-led; to ensure appropriately ambitious targets are set; and to hold all of us at The Swan to account for being inclusive in everything we do.

Inclusivity Champion

Altaf Kara (Trustee)

 

Inclusivity Team

Altaf Kara (Trustee)
Marcus Willett (Trustee)
David Le Page (Artistic Director)
Debbie Jagla (Managing Director)
Becky Eldridge (Orchestra Manager)
Roger Wilson (External Consultant, Black Lives in Music)

 

 

 

Contact Us:

Tel: 01789267567

info@orchestraoftheswan.org

14 Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6LU

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Associate Artists

Orchestra of the Swan’s associate artists has included Peter Donohoe, Tasmin Little, Julian Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Grosvenor, Laura van der Heijden, Raphael Wallfisch and Tamsin Waley-Cohen.

Find out who our current associate artist is. 

“Nothing defines the Orchestra of the Swan better than its commitment to new repertoire….(with) programmes (that) have a knack of making connections which are genuinely stimulating”

 

THE GUARDIAN

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