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European venues are invited to apply to become aspiring members of the Liveurope network, which supports venues booking emerging, European artists
By Anna Grace on 12 Feb 2019
Music venue platform Liveurope is calling for aspiring memberships, with applications open to eligible European venues wishing to join the network. From the applications, one venue will be selected to join the platform.
Launched in 2014, Liveurope is an initiative supporting venues in their efforts to promote emerging, non-national, European artists. The platform offers financial support to member venues based on their booking of suitable acts, creating the opportunity for more artists to tour internationally.
Coordinated by Brussels-based concert venue Ancienne Belgique, the Liveurope network currently consists of 14 venues across Europe. Member venues are selected based on their dedication to booking European talent, as well as their professional infrastructure and international reputation.
The platform is looking for a fifteenth venue to join its network as an aspiring member. Venues can apply via an online application form, given certain geographical, structural, programming and communication criteria are met.
“We want to recognise the quality of Europe’s most progressive concert venues,” says Dirk De Clippeleir, managing director of Ancienne Belgique.
“By welcoming an aspiring member to our platform, we are expanding the opportunities for more emerging acts to break into international European live music scenes”
“By welcoming an aspiring member to our platform, we are expanding the opportunities for more emerging acts to break into international European live music scenes, as well as increasing the possibilities of professional collaboration between our members.”
Aspiring members are honorary members of the network and receive an observer status in the platform, as well as being first in line to become full members when the project’s budget allows.
Other benefits include receiving the Liveurope quality label, participating in meetings and workshops and exchanging information and good practices with the rest of the network. Aspiring members are not eligible for funding from the Liveurope bonus mechanism.
The selected venue will be announced at MIL Lisbon International Music Network, taking place from 27 to 29 March 2019.
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