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Live DMA selected by Creative Europe programme

Live DMA is delighted to announce that our project “Live Style Europe” has been selected for co-financing Creative Europe programme – cultural networks strand. The project will be implemented between June 2017 and June 2021.

Live DMA is an umbrella network gathering European popular live music venues and festivals through national associations - all supporting emerging artists and cultural diversity within the popular music industry. The network consists of 17 members situated in 13 countries and it speaks on behalf of more than 2500 venues and festivals - and the snowball keeps on rolling. To Live DMA, the rapid expansion of the network expresses a call for solidarity and a common wish for cross-national collaboration.

Live DMA music venues and festivals are the main providers for talent development in Europe, they are dealing with fragile business models, weakening the capacities of professional teams to highlight their substantial cultural & social work. Therefore, Live DMA proposes a complete work program to develop the Live Style Europe. Live Style Europe’s goal is to empower the Live DMA members and their ability to react and adapt to the live music sector’s changes. This is done by reinforcing their skills, competences and know-how and hereby boosting the European music sector in terms of social responsibility and regional equity. Hence the activities of the Live Style Europe program will include:

  • Working on data collection and studies
  • Setting up thematic working groups
  • Developing professional and structural approaches to the industry especially in East- and Central Europe
  • Engaging audience and volunteers
  • Making partnerships with public bodies
  • Carrying out an Independent Venues Campaign, and a public event, the Open Club Door Day

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