ENGLAND

Partners

Arts Council England is the national development agency for arts and culture in England. We champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives, from museums and libraries to visual arts, dance and theatre. And we support many different musical genres and musical experiences and the arts and organisation we fund range form independant music makers, producers and venues to large scale promoters and orchestras, as well as music education for children and young people. In 2018 to 2022 we'll invest around £580 million per year of public funds and Lottery into organisation and artists, helping them to present, performance and produce, develop their talent, and to distribute and tour their work.

Adam Jeanes

artscouncil.org.uk

British Underground is a respected arts development organisation based in London. It is an Arts Council England NPO and is housed within the Musicians’ Union head office.

Crispin Parry

Naomi Pieris

britishunderground.net

Key Organisations

Arts Council England is the national development agency for arts and culture in England. We champion, develop and invest in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives, from museums and libraries to visual arts, dance and theatre. And we support many different musical genres and musical experiences and the arts and organisation we fund range form independant music makers, producers and venues to large scale promoters and orchestras, as well as music education for children and young people. In 2018 to 2022 we'll invest around £580 million per year of public funds and Lottery into organisation and artists, helping them to present, performance and produce, develop their talent, and to distribute and tour their work.

The British Council is the UK’s cultural relations agency. The British Council Music team works with an overseas network of arts managers and partners to plan, resource, deliver and evaluate high-impact arts projects involving professional artists and organisations from the UK.  They 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. From electronica to jazz, traditional to folk and classical to indie, they work across all genres of music. The Music Team also has its own weekly radio show, The Selector, featuring the best new music from the UK.

Panels

Does Folk Music have a problem with Diversity in the UK?

As part of English Folk Expo's Folk Talk Live event, we hosted this discussion between Lady Nade, Yola, Allison Russell and Kyshona.

https://www.englishfolkexpo.com/folk-talk-live/

Media