MUSIC VENUES ALLIANCE
The Wedge is a proud founding member of the Music Venues Alliance. Set up in January 2015, the Music Venues Alliance (MVA) is a free-to-join, informal association of Grassroots Music Venues (GMVs) based in the UK.
With over 600 members (as of January 2020) the MVA represents a significant proportion of UK GMVs and speaks with authority on behalf of the sector. They regularly consult with members to inform their lobbying and fundraising work, share information and resources, along with connecting people.
MUSIC VENUE TRUST
Music Venue Trust is a UK registered charity which acts to protect, secure and improve Grassroots Music Venues. It aims to secure the long-term future of iconic Grassroots Music Venues
These establishments have played a crucial role in the development of British music over the last 40 years, nurturing local talent and providing a platform for artists to build their careers and develop their music and performance skills.
They work to gain recognition of the essential role these venues fulfil, not only for artist development but also for the cultural and music industries, the economy and local communities. They aim to preserve and improve venues, making them more efficient and improving the experience for performers and audiences. The long-term plan to acquire the freeholds of as many of these vital venues as possible.
For more information on the Music Venue Trust go to http://musicvenuetrust.com