INDEPENDENTS DAY

Independents Day is the annual stakeholder event designed to support the independent venue community in the UK, presented by Independent Venue Week and Independent Venue Community.

The event is a chance for independent venues, promoters and our partners from all over the UK to come together in-person for a range of sessions and activities specifically curated to benefit the long-term future of these cultural hubs that are the lifeblood of their local communities.

The event includes:

  • Panel sessions led by various industry experts on topics requested by our delegates and partners.
  • Workshop sessions based on each panel that promotes further discussion and reflection on the topic.
  • Bookable sessions with a host of agents and funders that allow delegates to form valuable lasting connections that benefit their businesses.
  • Networking spaces for stakeholders to come together, in-person, to discuss, share and inspire whilst exploring opportunities for collaboration.
  • Live performances From artists within our IVW/IVC community.
 

From survey data collected from attendees at the 2022 event, the following categories were rated very good or excellent by the following percentages:

  • Effective for planning IVW – 93%
  • Usefulness of Partners – 86%
  • Value of Networking – 95%
  • Range of Panel Topics – 88%
  • Support of Travel Costs to Attend – 100%

WHAT IT MEANS TO OUR COMMUNITY