On the European Stage 2019–2024 Priorities for the Live Performance Sector

Now more than ever culture and the arts are at the heart and the soul of the European Union. Rich in cultural traditions, our continent has an immense creative potential exploited daily by live performance organisations by producing breath-taking and exciting live experiences.

We call for a Europe which delivers quality policy initiatives: forward-looking and aiming to support sectoral developments and new trends stops creating administrative burdens, but on the contrary seeks to simplify rules and their impact on the daily operations of live performance organisations caters for an environment where cultural cooperation and cross-border mobility can thrive.Let’s shape a 2019-2024 legislative term that continuously improves concerns of live performance, so that it can move forward and thrive in the years ahead!

The four gears to move the live performance sector ahead

A live events and experiencing live music and performances are in great demand by audiences, not least by the young generations who grew up with social media and digital communication.

B Access to culture is most essential: cultural education is integrated into curricula from a very young age. It should be directly or indirectly available for all citizens as an intrinsic value of society.

C Administration burdens have grown exponentially for reasons of enforcement, combatting fraud or security. At the same time, EU policy has failed to support businesses in making rules easier by developing one-stop-shop, exemption in cases or disproportionate burdens, standardized forms.

D The live performance sector is a highly labor intensive sector. It is - due to its characteristics of constant innovation, creation and creativity - also a highly geographical and job mobile sector. This requires a level playing field for employers and those in the sector.

 

Let’s shape a 2019-2024 legislative term that continuously improves concerns of live performance, so that it can move forward and thrive in the years ahead!

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