It was formed in January 2015 following the consensus at the first Venues Day that Grassroots Music Venues desperately needed a representative body.
For Music Venue Trust, having a list of supporters who mandate our work and with whom we consult, has given us a much more powerful voice with government, cultural bodies, the music industry and potential sponsors.
Being able to say that we represent around 250 venues across the whole of the UK gives us a seat at the table to discuss the needs of the sector.
We aim to continue to build MVA membership to ensure that we represent the widest cross-section of grassroots music venues possible.
Updates and Feedback
For venues, being part of the MVA means that you are updated on MVT’s work and are invited to give feedback on ideas. Some of the sorts of things we all share are:
Some MVA members are very actively engaged in our work, others just prefer to receive and read emails.
Once you have joined MVA, we have a closed group on Facebook for members to discuss issues peer-to-peer.