Sent: 10 May 2007 13:26
Cc: Peter McClelland
SEFAN:2007-05-10:01. Two news items for SEFAN Central.
Dear Network Folk
At the moment many gigs and events are being added to the Calendar page on
the SEFAN website,
but sadly I do not have the time resource to individually enter all Folk
Clubs', Morris stands' programme dates etc.
I've thought this a little unfair on the Clubs within our membership.
So I now suggest that their programmes could be posted on the Bulletin
Board page of our site, with links from the
news/listing entries and calendar.
I'd also like to include our Morris sides' practice day + location in the
Clubs section of the listings.
So if all interested parties would like to start sending me their
programmes / details etc. - preferably as plain text / .rtf /.pdf /.jpg (but
a straight Word.doc unless you don't mind a cut'n'paste into plain text),
I'll do the biz and post em up.
2. SUBSCRIPTIONS and FUNDING
You may have heard that SEFAN did not get the 5-year grant we had applied
for from the Big Lottery Fund.
They informed us that the application wasn't suitable (in spite of
previously telling us that it was, at draft submission stage) and that it
be covered by the Arts Council ... regardless of ACE's announced
intention NOT to fund any projects of over a year's duration (due to having
own budget cut) !!!
This has left us without a coherent Youth Programme and no administrative
support from grant funding. It also means that we cannot afford
more student placements and the Risk and Start-Up Fund has had to be
suspended for the time being.
(so get out there and find us members / sponsors / grants etc!!!)
In spite of this setback, I have decided to add to my workload (!) by
moving from one subscription renewal month to a rolling full
year from date of joining. Thus not short-changing any June, July
applications and giving an added incentive to join up.
Most of our existing members have now migrated to the October
renewal date - this will only affect new members after
all the best
General Manager (IT and bottle-washer)
Penny Allen - General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the board
SOUTH EAST FOLK ARTS
Charity registered in England and Wales No:
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 5114495 registered in
89 Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton, BN1
Tel. +44 (0)1273 541453
Fax. +44 (0)1273 554189