Open call for small music venues in Europe


Live DMA is a European non-governmental network working to support and to promote the conditions of the live music sector. Live DMA is by nature an international collaboration network based on shared visions and values. Ever since its foundation, exchange of best practices and experiences have been the pivot of the network’s existence.

Through time, Live DMA has grown in terms of size and impact. Today, the network is composed of 19 members situated in 15 countries. The members are regional and national live music associations that represent more than 3000 music venues, clubs and festivals located all over Europe.

In 2017, the European Commission recognized Live DMA as European network and granted, via the Creative Europe program, funding to develop the network’s project Live Style Europe. Live Style Europe is a “building capacity program” with the objective to empower music venues, festivals, and regional and nationals live music associations and to provide them with skills and tools in order to adapt to the changes of the music sector.

After Live DMA participated in the structured dialogue to prepare the Music Moves Europe Preparatory Actions 2019, a call specific to small music venues was released.

If you are looking for new partners for your venue, send an email to with the type and name of your organisation (music venue, public authority, other…), city/location, and describe briefly which topics you’d like to explore.

Every week, Live DMA will send an updated list of potential partners to all the ones who contacted them and grants from 30 000€ to 70 000€ will be allocated!

The deadline to apply to this call is November 15, 2019, 13:00 (Brussels Time).

The call will support innovative and sustainable cooperation projects between small music venues, as well as between small music venues and public authorities with the aim to stimulate innovative collaboration models and to enhance venues’ role and identity in the local community.

Submit your application here.

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