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Consultant Required: Jazz South Audit

Turner Sims invites tenders from consultants to undertake an Audit of Jazz provision across the South region.

Turner Sims Southampton has been awarded £315,755 from Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund for the development of Jazz South, an ambitious 3-year programme that will support and develop artistic talent, build quality in jazz practice, grow diverse audiences and develop a regional jazz identity across South East and South West England.

The consultant will produce:

  • A database of contact details of jazz sector constituents collected to that date at points (to be agreed in due course) during the audit period, for use by Jazz South in progressing its various elements of work
  • An interim progress report mid-way in the audit period to be shared with the Audit Steering Group, the SRAPs (Sub Regional Advisory Panels) and the Turner Sims Strategic Board
  • At the end date of the project – produce a full audit report and commentary on the scope of the sector with appended contact information and data in accessible and GDPR compliant formats.

The project will be delivered over a period from appointment in July to December 2018, with interim items produced at points to be agreed with the appointed consultant.


The guide price for the entire project inclusive of VAT and all other expenses to be incurred by the consultant is a maximum of £10,000. This is not a fixed price and selection of consultants will take into account competitive pricing in relation to value for money.

Tender submission
Consultants should submit a written proposal addressed to Kevin Appleby, Concert Hall Manager, Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ – by mail or by email to – to arrive no later than 12.00 midday on Monday 9 July.

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