Arts Council England announced todaythe grants it will give to the organisations it funds regularly, and significant changes in the portfolio of organisations it funds
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Here is how organisations relevant to jazz in London have fared.
The numbers are for 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 (£’000)
Serious Events : 505/470/449
Jazz Services : 465/433/340
Tomorrows Warriors : 174/162/162
Resonance FM : 93/87/160
A few relevant large organisations in London fared as folows:
Southbank Centre : 22173/20643/19714
Royal Opera : 28294/26342/25208
Barbican : 261/245/570
Outside of London, some organisations which look as if they have disappeared, are in fact being absorbed/ rationalized.
Birmingham Jazz, as a producer, applied jointly with Town Hall Symphony Hall.
NWJazzworks in Manchester is absorbed within the Manchester Jazz Festival. East Midlands Jazz gets a substantial increase.
UPDATE: Here is the list of RFOs which will no longer receive Arts Council money. A wordsearch for jazz produces four: NWJazzworks and Birmingham Jazz as mentioned above, but also Jazz Action in the North East, and Jazz Yorkshire, based in Leeds. Informal contacts with the Northern organizations are suggesting that there will be some positive outcomes.
Overall, jazz represents a tiny proportion of Arts Council funding.
This spreadsheet gives the complete list, in order of region.
Why is what is essentially a private company receiving more ACE funding than a public service industry body? Can anyone justify it? Can you justify it Serious?
Serious gets it because they are promoting an amazing array of cutting edge music that wouldn't get exposed without all the cash, check out their gigs! Esperanza Spaulding, Nikki Yanofsky, Penguin Cafe, etc. 😉
Paul Hubert has written:
Sound and Music take a serious hit
(“a reduction of over 40% in our funding from ACE by comparison with our 2011/12 grant”)
which in my view ought to bother at least some of your readers –
The implications of today's decisions will take a long time to be understood.
In a similar area to those which Sound and Music has been putting to the fore recently- site-specific sound installatios etc- I noticed that SoundUK will be an NPO with a grant of £100,000
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