Jazz Yorkshire will no longer be able to invest in the voluntary promoter network beyond September 2012 and will therefore not be able to invite any new applications for a Voluntary Promoter Award. This is because the organisation's funding from Arts Council England as a Regularly Funded Organisation (RFO) will cease in at the end of March 2012. This means we were able to offer a further six months support to the promoters listed below who we supported in 2011-12.
During 2011-12 Jazz Yorkshire will be investing £26,500 in a network of volunteer jazz promoters across the Yorkshire and Humber region. Jazz Yorkshire believes this network of clubs and venues offer the greatest opportunity for musicians and audiences to access high quality jazz performance. In 2008-09 the scheme enabled 1391 musicians from 328 bands to perform in the region to an audience of over 15,000 people. The scheme is possible thanks to the funding support of Arts Council England, Yorkshire. This will be the final year of this scheme.
The following promoters are being supported with awards in 2011-12
Jazz in the Spa, Boston Spa £1,860
Grimsby Jazz £1,860
Huddersfield Jazz £1,860
JATP, Bradford £1,860
The Lescar, Sheffield £1,860
Scarborough Jazz £1,860
Seven Jazz, Leeds £4,650
Sheffield Jazz £4,650
The Spin Off, Leeds £1,350
Wakefield Jazz £4,650
A voluntary promoter is a club, organisation or individual who is promoting jazz on a not-for-profit activity. Any financial surplus is put back into the club and not taken as profit.
Three levels of award are available. We expect our average investment to be around 20% of a club's estimated turnover for the year.