Here are some fantastic organisations that support Jazz in Scotland
organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.
UNESCO City of Music
Glasgow is a vibrant city with a legendary music scene that stretches across the whole spectrum from contemporary and classical to Celtic and Country. Its venues are equally varied and the city hosts more music events each week than any other Scottish city. In August 2008 Glasgow was named a UNESCO City of Music and is now one of nine Music Cities in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network alongside Brazzaville, Mannheim, Seville, Bologna, Ghent, Bogota, Hannover and Hamamatsu.
The Touring Network
The Touring Network supports those who enable professional performing arts events in some of the most remote and beautiful parts of Scotland. They offer advice, networking and training to promoters, provide a central point of contact for touring companies, and deliver projects that help and grow communities and small scale touring.
Scottish Music Centre
The SMC stands at the cutting edge of promoting Scotland’s vibrant musical culture, tending its history and providing resources for the present and coming generations of Caledonian musicians. For 40 years, its extraordinary archive of both written scores and recorded sound has collected the world’s best array of Scottish music.
The British Council Music team works with our global network to plan, resource, deliver high-impact arts projects involving professional artists and organisations from the UK. We aim to strengthen the international profile of UK music and creativity, to communicate the diversity of UK society, and to establish long-term partnerships overseas. The British Council Scotland’s Arts team works specifically on negotiating cultural partnerships for Scotland across all art forms, internationalising major Scottish events and helping to manage Scotland’s contribution at major international events.
Scottish Music Industry Association
The SMIA exists to champion and strengthen Scotland’s Music Industry promoting its vibrancy and influence at home and overseas. SMIA core objectives are to celebrate and promote musical endeavour; stimulate growth through training and development; encourage trading within the creative industries and oversees; communicate information forging partnerships; learning from other sectors and sharing information about changes in policy and new initiatives. The SMIA is also responsible for the Scottish Album of the Year Awards (SAY)