📢 MusicAIRE project highlights is back to showcase the next project in line, supported by MusicAIRE – “Cooperative Local Scenes” (Acronym: CLS), organised by Association Stigmergie.
The “Cooperative local scenes” project proposes to establish cooperation between actors in the music sector by co-organizing concerts between small and large music scenes in the Bordeaux agglomeration. The project proposes to approach the music environment as an ecosystem of interdependent actors. Our project intends to go beyond the competition that is present in the music sector in order to encourage cooperation between operators. To do this, we want to strengthen social cohesion through the professionalization of artists, technicians and concert presenters in small venues.
The project to support the musical dissemination activities of alternative venues is based on the following diagnosis: the territorial precariousness of intermediate cultural dissemination venues that has been at work for several years is aggravated by the COVID-19 epidemic and threatens the local environment for the emergence of contemporary music groups. As a result, part of the activity of larger venues, relating to artistic emergence, is threatened.
The core of our project is to enable the organization of concerts in small concert halls in cooperation with structured venues.
We hope that structured and small venues will develop cooperative reflexes, consolidate and strengthen exchanges between music scenes.
In this way, we hope to offer more work opportunities to musicians and technicians in the process of becoming professional.
The observation that the ecosystem of large and small concert halls is weakening after the Covid crisis can be extended to the many countries of Europe. We exchange with partners in Belgium, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Iceland who share the same observations and the same problems.
On this subject, we are in contact with the LIVE DMA network and the Court-Circuit federation in Belgium and we are working on submitting a file to the ERASMUS+ program (youth workers’s mobility KA153) in order to set up a mobility scheme for Bordeaux players towards European partners who have good practices in terms of cooperation and strengthening the ecosystem of local players.
We also hope to establish links with cities in the European Union, to develop a model of local cooperation between music scenes