advocacy

On this page you can find our position papers, statements, reactions, and recommendations on current European topics that concern the live music sector in particular, and the creative and cultural sphere in general.

Amplifying the added value of live music scenes for Europe

Live DMA’s 2019 EP elections statement As part of the Live DMA 2019 EP elections’ campaign, we released a statement aimed at MEP candidates and policy-makers. This advocacy tool for live music venues, clubs and festivals asserts the values and goals shared by our network and affirms our position...

UK Live Music Inquiry Report

The UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee released their live music report and we welcome that it puts a particular attention to the smallest and most fragile live music venues and clubs. One of the key messages of this report coming from the government is to protect, secure...

75 organisations joint statement: Revision of the Visa Code

75 organisations from the cultural sector joined forces in a call to the European Institutions to take into consideration the specific needs of the sector in the context of the trilogue negotiations on the Revision of the Visa Code. We underline that the cultural sector in Europe desires transparent and...

The future of Creative Europe – Live DMA Position Paper

At the occasion of the consultation process regarding the future of the Creative Europe programme, Live DMA reaffirms its position and calls for an ambitious programme for the music and cultural sector in Europe:  Live DMA is a European network for live music venues, clubs and festivals. Through 18...

Statement: Citizen-­oriented Cohesion Policy with a prominent place for culture  

In reaction to the European Commission’s proposal for the future EU Cohesion policy, the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts advocates for a citizen-oriented approach of the Cohesion Policy supporting active citizenship and the involvement by communities and individuals. The statement highlights the essential role of culture and...