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Revealing the Alliance (2022-2024)

7 June 2023

New infographic of The Ultimate Cookbook on the EU Green Deal and Live Performance Organisations

On the occasion of the EU Green Week 2023, we are thrilled to unveil our latest resource designed specifically for live performance organisations: the infographic version of the Ultimate Cookbook on the EU Green Deal, created in collaboration with the European Festivals Association (EFA).

For the live performance sector, understanding the implications of the European Green Deal is crucial. Our newly released infographic simplifies this complex topic, offering visually appealing and easily digestible information about what the EU Green Deal means for live performance organisations.

This guide is a valuable resource that sheds light on how live performance organisations can align themselves with the principles of sustainability, reduce their carbon footprint, and contribute to the overall environmental goals outlined in the EU Green Deal. Through a step-by-step approach, the infographic helps you understand what you need to take into account when active in a live performance context, through a step-by-step approach.

Whether you're an artist, event organiser, or culture professional, this infographic will empower you with the knowledge needed to make environmentally responsible decisions and drive positive change within the live performance sector.

Download the infographic to create a greener future for live performances!

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22 March 2023

Pearle* and EFA present The Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers: The EU Green Deal and Live Performance Organisations

We hope this practical guide will help performing arts professionals and entities to navigate the jungle of EU law and better understand the many initiatives related to the EU Green Deal.

The EU Green Deal and Live Performance Organisations is the first edition of a new cookbook series launched in the context of the Revealing the Alliance project.

Explaining the principles of EU Climate Goals and helping readers identify relevant Green Deal initiatives for the live performance sector, this cookbook will allow organisations to gear their day-to-day activities towards European climate targets. With this cookbook, we encourage the reader to screen different aspects of their daily work and shift their mindset to actively contribute to the EU goal to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

Covering all fields of the EU Green Deal impacting the live performance sector, from the circular economy to energy-related questions, sustainable mobility schemes and green funding strategies, this booklet will become your best companion for a greener future.

Make sure you download your free copy here.

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9 December 2022

Pearle* and EFA are delighted to present as a new feature a series of infographics complementing the Ultimate Guide for Cultural Managers.

The promotion and support of cross-border cooperation are based on the current series of publications “What you didn’t know about Europe - Ultimate Cookbook for Cultural Managers”. This collection was initiated by Pearle* and EFA in 2014 to improve general knowledge of the legal and managerial aspects of cross-border cultural cooperation. The content of the cookbooks have been updated in 2021 and some exist also in Czech and in French.

After the pandemic, mobility and live performances have restarted such as touring, residencies, and co-productions cross-border. Artists and cultural professionals need to travel very often to accomplish their work and show it to audiences. The cookbooks guide them through all the legal, technical, and financial aspects of cross-border cultural cooperation.  

To continue this work and disseminate even more widely the existing publications, Pearle* and EFA have started to create infographics. The infographics complement the thematic cookbooks by translating the most important information into a condensed and visual way.  

Infographics for the books on social security on cross-border mobility of artists, artist taxation and VAT in an international context, are now all three available online in our resource centre and in the EFA Publications.

  • The infographic for the "Ultimate cookbook for cultural managers: social security in an international context" presents the steps to be taken and questions to be answered to understand the functioning of social security coordination rules in Europe. Download the infographic here.

  • The infographic for the "Ultimate cookbook for cultural managers: artist taxation in an international context" presents the steps to be taken and questions to be answered to understand how artist taxation happens when performing abroad. Download the infographic here.

  • The infographic for the "Ultimate cookbook for cultural managers: VAT in an international context" presents the consequences of VAT in an international context with a special focus on the EU live performance sector. Download the infographic here.

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28 February 2022

EFA – European Festivals Association / Pearle* Synergy Partnership

Revealing the Alliance – Step 1 2 3 is the new Creative Europe Network programme of the European Festivals Association (EFA) that runs from 2022 to 2024. Festivals are a strong feature in Europe’s cultural DNA and the continent’s artistic landscape. This project will encourage the scaling up of Europe’s cultural sector thanks to festivals.

It aims to initiate, consolidate and disseminate a trans-sectorial and interactive European Festivals Alliance by, for, and through festivals. Building on its work in the past seven years and using the moment of EFA’s 70th anniversary in 2022, the project offers a platform for festivals’ development and for festivals’ interaction with cities and businesses to implement the “European Festivals Alliance 70-Years-On Agenda”. During EFA’s annual Arts Festivals Summit and other meetings, festivals and their stakeholders organised in sub-communities will reflect and act jointly, equipping festivals with new models for intersectoral work. Each year will focus on a new thematic priority: Environmental sustainability; Innovation, co-creation, and the use of public spaces; Access to culture, inclusion, gender balance, and audience development. The ultimate results of “Revealing the Alliance” are to grow sub-communities, alongside their identification with and ownership of the Alliance through networking, capacity building, collecting and disseminating knowledge and practice, advocacy and communication. EFA teams up with The Festival Academy, Pearle*, and A Soul for Europe.

Photo credit: Ljubljana Festival © Darja Štravs Tisu and Mediaspeed

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