Arts Council England – A policy for the support of jazz in England – Published 1996

The Arts Council published a policy for the support of jazz in 1996 and then 4 years later it was dropped in favour – as I recall – of “the bigger picture”. Needless to say no real resources had been allocated to the policy. In Paragraph 62 the Arts Council say clearly that they will implement the policy over five years, yet when it was dropped there was no evaluation by the Arts Council of their activities in implementing the policy and how much of  what they intended had been achieved. Another wasted opportunity with fluttering in the dovecote, expectations raised and then dashed. Please see Arts Council England – A policy for the support of jazz in England