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JAZZ CO-ORDINATION

This section includes articles that throw light on  “jazz co-ordination”. Jazz co-ordination was devised by the Australia Council, the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body, in the early 1980s to increase government support for jazz. Part-time jazz co-ordinators in all states were appointed in 1983. Most State arts ministries subsequently provided funds for jazz coordination programs. Eric Myers was a Jazz Co-ordinator from 1983 to the end of 2001. His position became full-time in 1986.

 
 Eric Myers (right) with NSW Minister for the Arts Peter Collins

Eric Myers (right) with NSW Minister for the Arts Peter Collins

HOW TO APPLY FOR A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT

by Eric Myers

JazzChord, Aug/Sep, 1997

If you are thinking of applying to the Music Fund of the Australia Council for a grant under its Development category, to subsidise a period of study either within Australia or overseas, you may find the following article helpful...

 Sigmund Jorgensen, chair of the JCAV in 1994. Photo courtesy Australian Jazz Museum

Sigmund Jorgensen, chair of the JCAV in 1994. Photo courtesy Australian Jazz Museum

JAZZ CO-ORDINATION IN VICTORIA SIMPLY FARCICAL

by Adrian Jackson

JazzChord, Summer, 1994/95

I was interested to read the lengthy editorial in JazzChord (Sep/Oct, 1994) defending the Jazz Co-ordination program against suggestions that it might be dismantled, and the money better spent elsewhere. I am not really in a position to comment on the effectiveness of the Jazz Co-ordination programs in other states; but I have to say that the operation of the Jazz Co-ordination Association of Victoria (JCAV) in 1994 was simply farcical…

 Paul Grabowsky of The Wizards of Oz

Paul Grabowsky of The Wizards of Oz

JAZZ CO-ORDINATION & PERFORMANCE

by Eric Myers

JazzChord, Summer, 1994/95

This article has been written to debate the proposition that jazz co-ordination eats up funds that would be better spent on performance. “Tell me one performance that has come about through jazz co-ordination”, a leading figure in the jazz world recently declared. He spoke of jazz co-ordination as if it had nothing to do with performance. When I hear such inane talk I’m flabbergasted…