Arts Council England funding of National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) for jazz 2014/2022

Arts Council England funding of National Portfolio Organisations (NPO) for jazz 2014/2022

Set below in Table 1 is the funding of the National Portfolio Organisations for 2014 to 2022.  Please note only those organisations are included whose activity is a give or a take a percent, 100% jazz activity. They are the core jazz National Portfolio Organisations. Whilst the Turner Sims and other organisations such as the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Bristol Music Trust do an invaluable job, jazz is merely a portion of their regular programming and not their core activity. As Table 1 shows the increase in Grant in Aid for core jazz organisations is 2.02% on average. Two NPO’s received increases of 36.5% (Jazz Re:freshed) and 66.2% (Manchester Jazz Festival.

The National Youth Jazz Collective had a “technical reduction”  – National Youth Jazz Collective is a National Youth Music Organisation (NYMOs). For 2015-2018, NYMOs were jointly funded by Department of Education and Arts Council England. For 2018-2022, NYMOs will receive their Arts Council England allocation as National Portfolio funding. NYMOs will receive their Department for Education funding via a restricted separate grant.

In 2017/18 only 30.2% of the funds went to Jazz NPOs outside of London. Jazz NPO’s Organisations based in London received 69.8% of the total funding of £1.678 million.

In 2018/19 there was a slight increase as 38.4% of the funds went to Jazz NPO’s outside of London. Jazz NPO’s Organisations based in London received 61.6% of the total funding of £1,712,870.

In 2018/19, Opera received a total of £57.1 million of which 32.5% will be spent outside of London. Classical music will receive £19 million of which 55% is allocated to the English regions. For the avoidance of doubt 3.4 million people attend classical music concerts, 2.1 million people attend jazz concerts and 1.7 million people attend opera.

To table for ACE funding of Jazz NPOs please click on the table below

Arts Council England funding of National Portfolio Organisations for 2014 to 2022

 Table 1. Source: Arts Council England

Notes to table 1
1 Jazz Services funds for 2014/15 are net of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra that was a NPO under the umbrella of Jazz Services.

2 Jazz North in 2014/15 whilst technically not a NPO was funded as such

Chris Hodgkins
27th June 2018