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Brexit: challenges for the European live music sector

In January 2021, the UK officially left the European Union. While many people working in the cultural and creative sectors deplored this evident step away from European cooperation, Brexit also brings new logistical, financial and bureaucratic challenges to UK live music scenes as well as European ones. Indeed, according...

Interview: Horizontal Governance

In March 2020, at the occasion of our Live Style Europe Podcast, we interviewed Isabelle ‘Isi’ Von Walterskirchen, board member of PETZI and manager of the Clubbüro at the Rote Fabrik in Zurich about the concept and principles of horizontal governance, a democratic and non-profit practice of management. Find...

Artistic & Ethical Policies

Ethic charters, guidelines, manifestos, special programmes or mission statements are a great way of developing humane policies around the values communities would like to see in society. By making explicit their values, live music scenes commit to them. They state who they are and who they are going to...

Interview Folken (NO) – Collaborative Manifesto

Folken is a concert venue and a students’ house in Stavanger, Norway. In 2013, the venue experienced a drop in visits and revenue as well as an overall bad reputation from their neighbours and the students of Stavanger. To counter this, they decided to research exactly what people thought of...