The team behind Independent Venue Week have now launched Independent Venue Community, and it’s essentially a way to bring more audiences over to grassroots music venues. The project hopes to bring more people from underserved areas & communities which will initially target across six specific strands: early years; young people; the deaf, disabled and neurodivergent; mental health and wellbeing; LGBTQIA+; and older years.
If you’re wondering how they plan to achieve what they’re setting out to do, they’ve stated – ‘We do this by bringing a programme of activity, aimed at new audiences, to be delivered in the venues during the day, throughout the year, around the country. The program unlocks the potential of venues and the talent of the communities around them, by developing new skills, opening up opportunities to engage with like-minded people to enjoy arts and culture and create greater local community spirit on a national scale’. It’s also worth mentioning that Independent Venue Community is being supported by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council Wales, the Welsh Government, and Youth Music.
So if you yourself, or anybody you know could benefit from anything IVC have got lined up, head over to https://independentvenuecommunity.com/