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French ensembles : facts & figures

All you have ever wanted to know about French independent ensembles: their activities, staff costs, revenues including public ressources and private sponsors, export, average number of concerts, educational work…. Based on 2012 data, they also show trends and evolutions between 2010 and 2012. The summary of this 6 month – study is available in English […]

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Artistic collaborations among ensembles

European ensembles have been working together for years. FEVIS Europe initiative is meant to encourage mobility, and artistic collaborations among European ensembles are part of it. Some members have been searching for direct ways to get in touch with European counterparts to build new co-productions and artistic projects. We have just opened a section that is […]

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2014 events – trainings, showcases…

2014 events are now online, feel free to visit our calendar. Among the key moments of our network, you will find – a work session on social contribution in regards to European mobility in Strasbourg on June 13th  // Register – our Berlin conference on September 11th and 12th, in collaboration with REMA to meet with […]

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Partnership with European research institutions

What is a European independent ensembles? In Germany, it is a collective group where musicians are all equal. In France, it is a group of musicians gathered for a specific project around a leader, an “entrepreneur”. In Spain, it is an ensemble that renews the idea of “classical music” into a blend of so-called “art […]

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Avignon 2013 – Jacques Toubon speaks for European artists

FEVIS Chairman and former Minister of Culture in France, Jacques Toubon, speaks up at the occasion of the Avignon forum 2013. The following quotes sum up his intervention that you may find in French here. “We need to act. There is a need for a European policy for Culture, which implies to modify the corresponding […]

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Agreement with the British Ministry of Transport

Best Practice among FEVIS Europe members and partners The Musicians’ Union negotiated a general agreement with the Ministry of Transport in the UK. This agreement allowed them to issue a card that travelling musicians carry along with them as they tour with their instruments. This example of national best practice may inspire other national associations to […]

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FEVIS in Madrid, september 27th-29th

FEVIS Europe is going to Madrid on September 27th-29th in order to attend the GEMA meeting and introduce the European Cooperation project. GEMA is our Spanish partner and gathers independent music ensembles specialized in Early Music. If you are located in Spain, do not hesitate to contact FEVIS in order to organize a meeting at […]

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touring in France – attend our professional breakfast

FEVIS Europe is planning a professional breakfast to answer all the questions you may have on France, its organizers, networks, negotiations and prices, its “artistic trends” and media. This informal meeting is dedicated to independent music ensembles, from medieval to contemporary music, from any country. Guest speaker: Ian Malkin was trained at Lancaster University. He […]

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‘Touring Artists’ in Germany

A new German website TOURING ARTISTS  was launched this summer. With legal counselling provided by lawyers on issues related to mobility – taxes, social security, visas, and so on – this platform allows to find or to ask about any piece of information you need on administrative issues. This website is not dedicated to artistic projects […]

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Sweden, cross border social security – by Nikolaj de Fine Licht / Concerto Copenhagen

“A recent change in Swedish regulations of social security and taxation has led to an absurd situation where a Swedish citizen who works more than 15% of his total work hours in Sweden will cause any non-Swedish employer who contracts him/her on free-lance basis outside Sweden to be presented with an extra bill from the […]

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