Cooperation beyond Competition, FEVIS Europe

Strengthening bonds among music ensembles in Europe to face challenges

Marie Hedin
  • event type:Classical:NEXT 15 conference
  • date:22 May 2015
  • time:16:30 - 17:15
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:De Doelen - Conference Room 3
  • country:Netherlands
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Chaired by:

Marie Hedin (France)
European project manager, FEVIS Europe

In difficult economic times of natural selection, the private organisations that are music ensembles become the first target of budget cuts, decreases in private funding and business opportunities.

Despite this fierce competition, they need to preserve their artistic creativity and their European identity as mobile and innovative entrepreneurs, to stand up against rampant national protectionism.

In France and Spain,national associations lobby together, share best practice, develop mutualised tools to cut costs. A European platform, FEVIS Europe, supports music groups that desperately need tools, skills, networking and visibility.

Find out what you can gain by cooperating with your counterparts, contribute by sharing your own needs, give a voice to a European ensembles movement. Cooperation is something our sector needs.


Marie Hédin:
Marie Hédin graduated from Sciences Po and HEC Paris. She first joined the Orange Foundation, which has long supported the music field in France. She now works for the French federation of independent ensembles (FEVIS) to launch a European platform meant to help its 200 members on mobility and cross-border cooperation.