Does Jazz Get The Money Due To It – Jazzwise March 2020
I was bemused to read in the article “Time for Change” that Arts Council England gives 16% of its music funding to jazz. My last calculation in “Public Investment in Jazz 2012-2022” (see https://www.chrishodgkins.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Public-investment-in-jazz-2012-to-2022.pdf) showed that of the total funding of music for Regularly Funded Organisations was £359 million of which jazz accounted for £6.9million or 1.9%.
For the avoidance of doubt the audience for opera is 1.67 million attenders, for classical music 3.29 million and for jazz 2.67 million. The subsidy per head for 2021/22 for opera is £21.35, for classical music is £5.80 and for jazz it is 64 pence per head. There is plenty of room for improvement.