From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 17 October 2006 16:04
Subject: SEFAN:2006-10-17:02

Dear All,

SEFAN is now a member of the South East "Regional Infrastructure Organisations" Group
(RIO Group).

This provides us (you) with an extra conduit to influence development strategy in the region and
to receive information on proposed developments during planning.

The RIO Group are in the process of creating a development plan which deals
primarily with infrastructure issues, filling in gaps in provision and avoiding duplication.

There are only two arts based organisations in the RIO group so far, and they are SEFAN
and Making Music  (SE). It will be quite a while before this initiative has any impact
on your activities, but it is important that we are involved in shaping future region wide
submissions to central government and for our members to be able to cite RIO objectives in
support of their own grant applications.

We have copies of the draft plan available.


Penny Allen      /      Anthony John Allen

South East Folk Arts Network:
Charity registered in England and Wales No: 1111883
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 5114495 registered in Cardiff

Meltdown English Ceilidhs:

89 Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton,  BN1 7JQ
Tel.  +44 (0)1273 541453
Fax. +44 (0)1273 554189