“I hope our customers are aware and engaged enough to voluntarily use the tools we offer and abide by the safety measures we ask of them. That we have created a good vibe amongst clubbing customers so that when preventative measures come down to us form the government, there is not pushback but acceptance that this is what needs to be done to keep the scene alive.” – Robbe van Bogaert
“In addition to physical spaces, I want to see greater equity in digital spaces. WE have an opportunity to put pressure on and collaborate with large tech companies to make the point for equity and survival amongst nightlife and music communities. Make sure the money being made in the digital space makes it to those communities is an important conversation in the coming year.” – Lauren Goshinski
“Perhaps if the pandemic continues Algoraves (virtual reality raves explored in chapter 2) will be part of the new normal. It’s also interesting to think about the consequences of dancing on serves hosted by amazon for example, and where the profit is going.” – Alessio Koliulis
“ The pandemic has prompted the creation of new networks all over the world, it is only the ones with a shared vision and concrete goal that will survive. The work of the UK’s NTIA (largely led by Michael Kill and Philip Kolvin QC, both on the call) is a great recent example of this. We have the occasion to create a shared strategy that can be adopted in every country, for example through data gathering, raising awareness and support through a communication campaign, then taking requests to the government to push for support and collaborate on solutions. An advocacy roadmap like this could be a great outcome. Ricardo Ramello
“We aim to find the balance between harm reduction and saving spaces. Socialisation will continue to happen anyway, so better to regulate it, and create controlled environments. We must readdress the role of police, and find ways to de-escalate situations without violence or police involvement and increase trust in the music and event industries”- Dr. Andreina Seijas, Harvard University
- Chapter 6 of the GNRP will look at how governments can support nighttime businesses in the long-term. That support might look like financial grants or loans, but it might also include loosening restrictions on businesses, or providing other kinds of support (advocacy, promotion, greater access to decision makers).
We are actively seeking case studies and inputs from cities worldwide for inclusion in this chapter.
We are currently running a global survey regarding different models of financial support for nightlife businesses in your area.