Monthly Archives: July 2014

Jazz: the Cinderella of arts funding.The Daily Telegraph 17 July 2014.

In the Daily Telegraph on the 17th July 2014 Ivan Hewett wrote an interesting analysis on funding of jazz by the Arts Council. A very useful article but the bigger picture required a little more attention which I have set out below. The Arts Council had a real opportunity in 2012/15 to shape the funding […]

The die is cast? – Jazz Services 2015 to 2018

In the recent National Portfolio Organisation funding round for 2015/2018 Jazz Services funding application was unsuccessful. There were a number of unhelpful comments and allegations on social media sites. These gratuitous comments brings to mind Edmund Burke’s comments on the publication, ‘The present state of the nation’ – “Well stored with pious frauds, and like […]

Arts Council England axes Jazz Services and provides a sweetener to English National Opera

In the recent Arts Council funding round Jazz Services did not secure funding. To put the cut in context it is always useful for people to look at the work Jazz Services has undertaken by visiting the last Annual Report – a labour intensive exercise with two more are on the way Jazz Services […]