January 29th, 2024
Pearle* challenges European election candidates to take the lead in support of live performance
EU elections 2024
Press release
Press release
Brussels, 29 January 2024

Ahead of the European Parliament elections that will be held in June 2024, Pearle* - Live Performance Europe calls all candidates to show their support for culture and the performing arts by including the sectors’ priorities in their manifesto.

Representing over 10,000 organisations in the music and performing arts sector across Europe, Pearle*-Live Performance Europe is calling on European election candidates to take decisive actions in support of the live performance sector.

The call outlines 10 key challenges and priority areas, urging candidates to incorporate these considerations into their political programs.

Ranging from funding to digital innovation, sustainability, cross-border mobility or artistic freedom, these priority areas are the core of Pearle*’s work at the European level and will help build a sustainable future for live performance organisations.

Anita Debaere, Director of Pearle* added “We recently faced a major global health crisis. In that period people experienced the lack of opportunity and possibility to attend concerts, theatre, shows, festivals or other live events. With the support of the European Parliament, we want to ensure that citizens continue to have access to culture.

The European Parliament and its members have the power to take the initiative and co-build legislation with the other European institutions. These elections provide an opportunity for candidates to shape policies that reflect the challenges and aspirations of the citizens.

This is why Pearle* invites all European election candidates to understand the challenges faced by the performing arts sector and commit to policies that foster its growth and sustainability.

The call can be downloaded here.

Empower the live performance sector on the European stage: a call for the European elections
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