About Music Venue Trust

Music Venue Trust is a charity created in January 2014 that exists to protect, secure & develop UK Grassroots Live Music Venues.

MVT Statement on the End of Lockdown

  MVT Statement: End of Lockdown While we welcome the end of the national lockdown, and the very welcome end of the 10pm Curfew, the proposed Tier system of restrictions contains a very specific challenge to Grassroots Music Venues. We encourage the Government to think again on the issue of [...]

2020-11-23T17:51:19+01:00November 23rd, 2020|

9 New Voices of Support for Music Venue Trust

  9 New Voices of Support for Music Venue Trust To tackle the challenges of 2020 every cause needs its advocates. Music Venue Trust, which works to protect, secure and improve the UK’s Grassroots Music Venues, relies on patrons to help spread the charity’s message. We are therefore proud [...]

2020-11-18T13:11:03+01:00November 18th, 2020|

Music Venue Trust Announce ‘Traffic Light’ Campaign To Save All Grassroots Music Venues Still In Crisis

  Music Venue Trust Announce ‘Traffic Light’ Campaign To Save All Grassroots Music Venues Still In Crisis 30 Venues Become ‘Red Light’ Focus of #saveourvenues Campaign #savethe30 Music Venue Trust (MVT), which represents hundreds of UK Grassroots Music Venues (GMVs), has announced a new phase of its hugely successful #saveourvenues [...]

2020-11-10T14:09:50+01:00November 11th, 2020|

The Grassroots Live Music Ecosystem

  Crunching the GMV Numbers The latest UK wide membership of the Music Venues Alliance is 927. This represents 98% of the GMVs in the country plus circa 270 Grassroots Music Pubs and Grassroots Multi Arts Spaces which also make a significant contribution to talent development in the UK. We [...]

2020-10-28T14:20:51+01:00October 28th, 2020|

Cultural Recovery Fund – MVT Statement

  Cultural Recovery Fund - MVT Statement Music Venue Trust has welcomed the release of the first round of funding from the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund, which is a huge step forward in the efforts to reopen every venue safely. Since March, MVT has been working closely with colleagues [...]

2020-10-12T14:51:16+01:00October 12th, 2020|

Delay To Culture Recovery Fund – MVT Statement

  Delay To Culture Recovery Fund – MVT Statement Overnight, Music Venue Trust has been working with colleagues at Arts Council England to seek to manage the delay to the decisions on the distribution of the Cultural Recovery Fund, which has been put back from Monday 5 October to [...]

2020-10-04T17:42:14+01:00October 4th, 2020|

Venues Are Viable

  Grassroots Music Venues Are Viable Long Term Businesses Grassroots Music Venues have faced a tough couple of decades. For the first time in twenty years, thanks to a combined effort by the sector itself, national government, local government, the music industry, local communities and Music Venue Trust, 2019 [...]

2020-09-28T11:02:46+01:00September 28th, 2020|

Show Must Go On!

  We are pleased to confirm that the majority of English Grassroots Music Venues are included in the performance spaces that are able to permit artists to conclude their performances post the 10pm curfew announced by HM Government on 22 September 2020. Please respect all the measures introduced by [...]

2020-09-24T09:46:39+01:00September 24th, 2020|
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