Jody Ackland (Ireland/France)
Deborah Keyser (UK), Creu Cymru
Lisa Whytock (UK), Active Events
Vitor Belho (Spain), Nordesia Produccions
Katerina Pavlakis (UK), KAPA Productions
Roger Bauwens (Belgium), Toernee Mondial
As venues experience ever increasing financial pressures, this Network Meeting asks how they can continue to programme world music and support the development of emerging artists, both local and visiting. With the aim of sharing expertise and developing networks, this first Venues Network Meeting will discuss matters of sustainability. Delegates are invited to present initiatives on identifying and effectively communicating to new audiences; presentations with local partners; and touring programmes.