Professional Meetings by the Crossroads Festival #6

From Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th September

Médiathèque de Roubaix (Roubaix Media Library), ARA AND ARCHIVES DU MONDE DU TRAVAIL (Working World’s Archives)

The professional meetings proposed by Crossroads Festival are co-organised with the Haute Fidélité (High Fidelity) Regional Pole, TOTEM Hauts-de-France (formerly Pôle Emploi Spectacles et Audiovisuel Hauts-de-France, an employment agency specialised in performance related jobs) and the Collectif Jeune Public Hauts-de-France (Young Audience Hauts-de-France Collective).  

Workshops, speed-meetings, conferences, shared workspaces and more will be made available for the visiting professionals (more than 400 licensed in 2019), in an effort to facilitate networking as well as exchanging about the current events of the sector. 

Local musicians and projects initiators are also encouraged to participate to these meetings, and to benefit from individual meetings that will take place.  

These professional meetings will have a particular flavour this year. After an unforeseeable year-and-a-half, we are just now starting to reach the end of this crisis. The beginning of this new cultural season is, in that sense, exceptional. Crossroads, as the first event of this new season – which we wish to be eventful and uninterrupted –, will allow many contemporary music actors to meet-up, debate and envision the future of our sector. 

This new edition of professional meetings is set to be an example of european cooperation as well as mobilisation for the future of a lively sector, responsible and sustainable, in which questions of creation and support to the artistic emergence will be at the heart of the debate.  

PROGRAMME

TUESDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER

This opening-day will be devoted to two « sector-times » : the General Assembly of the Haute Fidélité, pole of contemporary music in the Hauts-de-France region members, followed by the regional stage of the Tour de France #2 Agi-Son. This round table meeting centered around the reform of the « sound decree » will rally many professionals from the region, as well as elected representatives and technicians from local and territorial collectivities.  

WEDNESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER: KULTURATRIUM DAY

Kulturatrium will take place on September 8th as part of the cooperation between the Hauts-de-France region and two European regions that : the Voivodship Silesia in Poland and the North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. A plenary session and three round table meetings will compose this day, to which a large number of professionals (CNM, Institut Français (French Institute), networks, federations, both national and international) will be invited.  

TUESDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER: ALL ACCESS MEETING DAY

On September 9th, All Access Meeting (as part of the cooperation between the Hauts-de-France region and Flanders) will be encouraging professionals and artists to exchange about artistic support during four themed workshops. The opening of this day will be centered around the documentary film dealing with artistic support coproduced by Haute Fidélité and the flemish network Club Circuit

FRIDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER

The events of the day will take place in partnership with TOTEM Hauts-de-France, the AFDAS, the SACEM and the Collectif Jeune Public Hauts-de-France (collective for young audiences).
They will entirely be dedicated to creation and to the artists from the Hauts-de-France region, with information meetings providing resources, band meetings, and also a meeting and a show geared towards a young audience.  

YOU CAN ALSO ENJOY THE GIGS IN THE EVENING

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