Tag Archives: National Portfolio Organisations

The Arts Council funds the arts in England for four years without coherent art form policies

The Arts Council has published funding for the four year national portfolio organisations (28th June 2017). The Arts Councils method of funding the Arts in England is fatally flawed. The problem is that the funding decisions are not informed by a coherent art form policy that would hold the Arts Council to account.‎ Further more […]

Public investment in jazz – or the lack of it

I have just completed a paper on “Public investment of jazz – a coherent policy for jazz, changing demographics, live music and coping with the increasing supply of jazz musicians”. This paper examines: A level playing field for jazz The paucity of public funding for jazz The lack of a coherent policy for jazz in […]

Arts Council England funding for jazz – “Beware the fury of a patient man”

The Arts Council is currently deliberating on the funding of the National Portfolio Organisations for the next three years 2015 to 2018. Dryden’s line from Absalom and Achitophel, “Beware the fury of a patient man” neatly describes the feeling of the jazz community in the England towards the appalling under funding of jazz. When Arts […]