Royal College of Music London
As one of the world’s leading conservatoires and as Europe’s top Performing Arts institution, we are committed to the rights of disabled young children and young people to access high quality arts and culture. The RCM recognises the power of arts and culture in supporting education, health and wellbeing. We are therefore committed to the Cultural Education Manifesto.
The College is committed to an agenda that champions equality and diversity. As a leading British conservatoire, it aims to provide musical education and professional training at the highest international level to meet the aspirations of as many as possible of those who it deems to have the ability and motivation to benefit. Students are recruited on the basis of their musical merits, abilities and potential. The Royal College of Music aims to ensure that no student, member of staff or visitor to performances and other events is subjected to unfair discrimination, direct or indirect, arising from disability.
Drawing on the vision of Prince Albert for the advancement of the Arts and Sciences, the College’s strategic plan sets out a vision for providing access to an inspirational learning experience for the widest possible range of students. The RCM’s Access Agreement takes this vision forward. The College believes the area for most effective investment is outreach activity delivered by RCM Sparks, the RCM’s ground-breaking Learning and Participation programme which works closely with the Tri-borough Music Hub to widen access and inclusion. We believe that all organisations have the duty to reflect all of society.