MUSIC VENUE TRUST have announced a brand new initiative which aims to kickstart the careers of 100 female promoters.
Announced to coincide with the advent of International Women’s Day 2018, the campaign will see the charity team up with MusicPlanet Live in order to find and fund 100 young women that would like to make a foray into the world of booking shows and all of the intricacies that the undertaking entails.
Concieved under their FightBack: Grasroots Promoters umbrella, this will allow MVT to provide ‘£100,000 in subsidy guarantees available to underwrite 100 Fightback fundraising shows at Grassroots Music Venues promoted by the next generation of young, female, independent promoters.”
Affording women the opportunity to try their hand at promoting without any the potential of incurring financial losses, Music Venue Trust’s Beverly Whitrick has stated that:
“We want to make a big change to the independent promoter scene in the UK, enabling 100 young women to take a chance on promoting a show they believe in. With their support, we are not only going to raise money for Music Venue Trust, we are going to start the process of identifying the next wave of fantastic new independent promoters and tackle head-on diversity in this sector. There’s not enough female promoters working in grassroots music venues, and we’re going to change that.”
MVT will supply a toolkit and contacts young women need to put on their show. Alongside this, the FB: GP scheme will match them with music industry experts with experience of every aspect of delivering a successful event who can mentor them through the process.
With vocal support from Ents24, Ticketmaster, Brighton’s The Green Door Store and many others, check out all of the details and learn how to apply via Music Planet Live.