Changing the Tune: How Live Music Can Lead the Way in Sustainability

On March 8th and 9th, all the partners of the Footprints project, gathered in Amsterdam to summarize the 2 years of Foorprints projects, its achievements and future goals for sustainable live music in Europe. The event featured talks by artists, industry experts, and professionals, who discussed crucial topics such as carbon footprint, touring models, climate justice, and career prospects for artists in a sector under immense pressure.

During the gathering, Periscope (Lyon/FR), Intl Jazz Platform (Lodz/PL), and Bimhuis (Amsterdam, NL) announced the launch of the Better Live project, which will continue the work initiated by the Footprints project. The Better Live project aims to create sustainable solutions for live music events, and it will focus on promoting eco-friendly touring models and reducing the environmental impact of music festivals and concerts.

We're thrilled to announce the official launch of Better Live, our new cooperation project! Building on the success of Footprints, we're excited to continue our mission to promote sustainable living and social responsibility through partnerships with like-minded organizations and businesses.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Bimhuis (NL) | Jazzahead (DE) |  Improvised Music Company (IE) | Oslo Nasjonal Jazz Scene (NO) | Zavod Sploh (SI) | G Live Tampere (FI) | European Music Exporters Exchange (BE) | The Cluster (GR) | Jazz Plataforma (ES) | Wytwornia Foundation (PL) | The Périscope (FR)

Better Live is an innovative cooperation project, generously funded by Europe Creative, that brings together eleven European partners working in the jazz and improvised music scene. Over the course of the next two years (2023-2025), Better Live will be dedicated to researching and creating new models of live music that encourage diversity and increase the number of smaller, more sustainable concerts. Our goal is to foster a more dynamic and sustainable artistic environment, while promoting the circulation of new and emerging talent.