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.
VICTORIA, THE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL AND GEOGRAPHICAL EQUITY
by Eric Myers
JazzChord, Apr/May, 1999
In the early 1990s there was concern in Melbourne that Victorian jazz artists were not receiving enough funds from the Australia Council, the Commonwealth Government’s arts funding and advisory body. Historically, there was some truth in this...
REVIEW OF THE JAZZ CO-ORDINATOR PROGRAM COMMISSIONED BY THE PERFORMING ARTS BOARD OF THE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL 1989
by Sylvan (Schmoe) Elhay
Presented in July, 1989
This review was undertaken for the Performing Arts Board by individuals whose love of, and commitment to jazz is very great indeed. Our concern for the growth and success of the art form in Australia has prompted us to dive headlong into what should be a very detailed and extensive study of the Jazz Coordinator program...
HOW TO SET UP AN INTERNATIONAL TOUR (AND GET A GRANT)
by Eric Myers
JazzChord, May/Jun, 1999
This is an example of a number of papers supplied by the NSW jazz co-ordination office in its heyday, free-of-charge to jazz musicians. These papers were available in order to save everyone’s time when assisting people with the most common enquiries. In the following case, the paper deals with international touring...