Platform South – Jazz Touring Scheme

Platform South is an open application scheme to support jazz and improvising musicians from the Jazz South region to perform across that region. The scheme aims to strengthen artists’ offer, enabling them to engage new and existing promoters, encourage promoters to book as widely as possible and develop jazz audiences across the sector.


Performances by artists selected for the Platform South scheme will be subsidised by a set amount per musician, which reduces the financial risk to promoters and encourages them to book high-quality artists from the region.


Jazz South has secured sufficient funds for two rounds of the scheme over the period of the Jazz South project and Round 1 is open for applications now. The available funding will provide places for six bands in Round 1, each with the opportunity of six supported gigs. Selected bands will kick off with marketing advice and support and a public showcase performance at Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival in March 2019.


Jazz South welcomes Platform South applications from a diversity of artists of all genders and all ages, and from all backgrounds and communities of ethnicity, disability or any other cultural or personal characteristics. The key to success on Platform South will always be musical excellence.


Detailed Guidance Notes, map of Local Authorities covered by Jazz South, FAQs and application form are available for the scheme at


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