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FYI, people…! 👍😄

https://www.facebook.com/EdinburghJazzandBluesFestival/photos/a.135573306481382/3673112436060767/?type=3&theater
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This year’s Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival is online this year, running from a week today Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 July 2020. “Spanning traditional jazz to the avant-garde, the festival features Scottish jazz luminaries and some international friends”. 😀

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A laudable enterprise: The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra is to launch a charity single, ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ this Saturday 18 July 2020, Nelson Mandela Day. Any donations will go to the Nelson Mandela Scottish Memorial Foundation.

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Announcement this afternoon by Scottish Economy Secretary, Fiona Hyslop: “Ms Hyslop also announced a £2.2 million fund for grassroots venues, following ongoing discussions with the Music Venue Trust. The new fund follows on from last week’s targeted £10 million to support Scotland’s performing arts venues.”

  Announcement in full: https://news.gov.scot/news/investing-in-scotlands-entrepreneurs-and-innovators
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FYI, the updated UK government guidelines during coronavirus, for performing artists. Lots of detail here.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/performing-arts?fbclid=IwAR0wwP1MI7hDJ02PxMR1w5fX8YOqlsh79QmCbC6abxuQBPAwULz7rRauFHA#arts-5-12
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The Scottish Album of the Year Award 2020: nominations now open!

https://www.sayaward.com/?fbclid=IwAR27Sf7mhnF4m_W-_RDGv21uJhxiCbrwSpCpiY3Khp7djMkX7cbesaM1zWU
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Free access until 14 July 2020 of July Jazzwise magazine’s digital issue! Certain Scottish Jazzers featured!!

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Following years of squeezing funding to the Arts, here’s what the UK government is now offering. Hopefully if forthcoming, this cash will not end up paying mainly for buildings’ rental, but also for the people working within them.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/157-billion-investment-to-protect-britains-world-class-cultural-arts-and-heritage-institutions
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UK friends: in case you wish to donate. This looks like a very good cause.

https://saveourvenues.co.uk/#/
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Attention Scottish Arts venues! A targeted £10 million fund to support Scotland’s performing arts venues has been announced today by Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Image from: Glasgowwestend.today https://www.gov.scot/news/lifeline-support-for-performing-arts-venues/