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Why fragile programming needs a boost, conference @injazz

23 juni 2017 @ 13:15 - 14:15

During the past decade Dutch governing authorities funding for fragile programs (jazz, world and contemporary music) is steadily diminishing – as opposed to mainstream programming. This also has a signifcant downward spiraling effect on the number of stage-concerts for fragile programs. Hand in hand artist-incomes in general have dramatically receded, being even more so the case for musicians working in the more fragile areas. Research by World Music Forum NL confirms this trend.

Allthough the Dutch government proclaims a policy of cultural diversity, a vital part for artistic development is being marginalized by current developments. A discussion with panel and  audience on the current situation and a brainstorm on possibilities for improvements.

Moderator: Alexander Beets ( chairman Dutch Musicians Union Ntb, boardmember JazzNL Foundation)


Emiel Barendsen ( World Music Forum NL chairman advisory board /researcher )

Ben van den Dungen (musician/composer)

Guy van Hulst (programmer TivoliVredenburg, VSCD)

Anita Verheggen (beleidsmedewerker Sena Performers, Nederlandse Toonkunstenaarsbond NtB)

Floris Vermeulen (Fonds Podiumkunsten / Performing Arts Fund)

Dutch spoken

Presented by World Music Forum NL, Sena Performers and the Dutch Musicians Union Ntb.

23 June 2017

13:15 – 14:15
LantarenVenster – Room 3



23 juni 2017 @ 13:15 - 14:15