NYJC is a National Portfolio Organisation of the Arts Council England. This means that we receive a fixed amount of funding every year to support our activitiesin a unique field of the arts. In our case it is supporting the educational and developmental needs of improvising jazz musicians as they learn to play in small ensembles: the most common way that jazz musiciains make their living.
We are delighted to have been offered funding for 2018 – 2022 which means that we can build up our actvities and guarantee that our Summer Schools will always be of the highest level of quality.
We are hugely proud to have been offered 3 years of support from the the Charitable Foundation associated with England’s most well-known jazz club.
The regular support from Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation has enabled us to expand our regional programme so that more and more young peopler around the country can be given support from top class tutors coming to monthly workshops in their area.
NYJC’s offices are based in Kings Place. Kings Place Music Foundation (KPMF) is the charity set up to run the music spaces at Kings Place. Gifted with the performing and back of house areas on a long lease for a peppercorn rent, KPMF offers access to creative spaces and activities for both new and established audiences at affordable prices and aims to deliver a very rich and busy music programme financed by a combination of ticket sales, and the hire of the excellent Kings Place facilities for rehearsals, recordings and conferences. Kings Place receives no public funding.
Presenting music in weekly themes, KPMF aims to look in-depth at a range of music to interest regular concertgoers, as well as new audiences from the local and wider London area. KPMF’s outreach coordinator facilitates links between the surrounding community, and the music and arts organisations working and performing at Kings Place. These outreach activities started in local schools several years before Kings Place opened to the public.