Here at IVW HQ we’ve received some great news that we wanted to share with you all. We are beyond thrilled, a little relieved and so, so grateful to have been successfully awarded our Arts Council England grant. Independent Venue Week was set up to and continues to support independent venues and those that learn and thrive in them, both on and off the stage, as well as the local communities they support.

This grant will enable us to ensure that, alongside our partners, we can support and celebrate independent venues not just for the week, but across the whole year.

We have so many exciting new things in store for #IVW19 including the introduction of comedy shows and music documentary screenings as well as our Where Does Music Take You (#WDMTY) initiative. #WDMTY will highlight that IVW is not only about a gig being a visceral moment that can take you back in time and make you somewhat nostalgic, but also a chance to visit an independent venue you’ve always wanted to go to but have never had the chance. Why not travel with some mates to see a gig and explore a new city? More on that soon….

But in the meantime, we are approaching our countdown to our launch event. Keep your eyes peeled for more announcements on Thursday 15th November.


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