Sector: Festivals

Advocacy Initiatives

Live Style Europe Podcast #18 – Secure a Future for Cultural Life in Europe | Live DMA

This month of March 2021 mark the Covid-19 one year anniversary. It’s been exactly a year since all live music venues are shut down, struggling to survive despite some emergency funds provided by the European governments. Gabriele Rosana, Policy Director at Culture Action Europe, answers Live DMA questions about the reopening of cultural venues, in this podcast.

EU response

Coronavirus: a common path to Europe’s safe re-opening

Ahead of the meeting of European leaders on 25 March, the Commission is calling on Member States to prepare for a coordinated approach to a gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions when the epidemiological situation will allow.

Events

Chinese Cinema Season

Produced by Trinity CineAsia, Filming East Festival, and UK-China Film Collab, the Chinese Cinema Season is an online film screening event lasting for three months. It is the first and biggest online screening specialising in Chinese language films in the UK and Ireland that aims to enrich UK lockdown and present Chinese culture in a fresh way.

Events

De Montfort University, Cultural eXchanges Festival

For the first time ever, De Monfort University will be hosting a virtual festival adapted to the ever-changing circumstances, with live streamed content that will feature a variety of guests and speakers from the cultural & creative industries, hosted by the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities and run by their final year Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons) students.

Cooperation opportunities

DANCE STREAM OPEN CALL – TANZAHOi International Festival 2021

In the midst of theater restrictions and an unforeseeable end to a reduced-contact era in the arts, TANZAHOi International Dance and Dance Film Festival will bring outstanding international dance productions to Hamburg via livestream for the 2021 digital festival, ‘Take Part in Another World’. Apply with your dance film to take part in a TANZAHOi 2021. 

Events

Transmediale 2021 – 2022 | A year-long Festival

The upcoming edition of transmediale will unfold via online and in-person events. This new expanded structure, formulated in response to COVID-19, will create a year-long engagement with the festival theme.

Advocacy Initiatives

Open Club Day statement

Taking the opportunity of the coming 4th [Open] Club day on February 6th, 2021, Live DMA calls every music enthusiast to join forces & make this edition of [Open] Club Day a symbol of resilience and solidarity.

Events

Can we Live Without Mega-Events?

In this public lecture it will be discussed the human need for mega-events and festivals and their importance to city life, city projection and city building. With or without a pandemic, can we live without major festivals?

Stories / Good practices

Beats over Borders

A catch up with three different venues in three different countries to talk about the current state of affairs, their take on the role of mobility for live music, and their hopes for the future, as well as the experience of being a musician in the year 2020.

Events

Neverthere @ Surge Festival

Neverthere is hosting a space within Surge Festival 2020 for experimental new digital projects. A window providing audiences with a glimpse of live performance, across the world, are innovating during this extraordinary time.

Events

Ingegnarsi

“Ingegnarsi” event wanted to react to the covid 19 situation and to provide an alternative and resilient way to celebrate this important moment for the city by organising a 4-day on line event that has reached over 5.000 people.

Organisations and initiatives

Yourope

Yourope was founded in 1998, and has evolved into the most important Association of European Festivals. Besides discussing trade topics and sharing best practices with its 90 festivals and associated members, Yourope has founded dedicated groups dealing with health & safety (YES Group), green operations (GO Group) and marketing & communication (EMAC Group). The overall aim of the association is to collaborate, share experiences and to pinpoint areas that would benefit from a joint approach.

Organisations and initiatives

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag)

ESNS (Eurosonic Noorderslag) is Europe’s main conference and showcase festival, focusing on European music. The exchange of European music is one of its main goals. ESNS is a non-profit, European artist only, 100% showcase festival and music conference. Selling out each year ESNS attracts over 4.000 professional delegates, including 400 international festivals, and showcases around 350 European artists for over 40.000 visitors total.

Organisations and initiatives

European Music Exporters Exchange (EMME)

EMEE is a non-profit association made up of 24 national and regional Music Export offices from all over Europe, with its registered office based in Brussels. We pull together a mix of public and private funding to support European musicians, music companies and music professionals in their export strategies. EMEE’s mission is to strengthen the European Music Sector by encouraging musical diversity, visibility, and supporting mobility in and outside Europe through the exchange of information and expertise from the members as well as project initiatives between members and/or other music industry organisations.

Organisations and initiatives

Tallinn Music Week (TMW)

Held each spring in Tallinn, Estonia since 2009, Tallinn Music Week is one of the most acclaimed new music and city culture festivals and key networking events for music and creative industry professionals across Europe. TMW’s core is an international new music festival and Creative Impact conference. The 3-day music festival presents brave new multi-genre acts from all over Europe and beyond in Tallinn’s best concert venues. The 2-day conference looks into the impact of arts as an engine for the economy while offering both inspiration and practical activities to music professionals, artists, entrepreneurs and policymakers from different areas. The festival’s side events cover art, design, public talks and various urban space activities.