PETZI COMMUNITY FUND

The cultural sector has been hit hard by the measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and is going through rough times. In order to help our members, we set up the "Petzi Community Fund", a solidarity fund to support our most affected clubs and festivals. On the Solidarity page you can donate to your favorite club or festival, or to the Petzi Community Fund which will be used to provide quick financial assistance to members most in need. Thank you in advance for your help.

PETZI COMMUNITY FUND

Enjoy LIVE Music - support your local scene

With the campaign "Enjoy LIVE Music - Support your local scene", PETZI wants to highlight the importance of the live music scene and raise awareness of its enormous positive social, cultural and economic impact. We encourage politicians, cultural institutions and the entire music scene to act together and to protect, support and improve the conditions of smaller venues, clubs and festivals to ensure diversity in the rich and varied Swiss music scene.

If you are wondering what you can do to support your local scene, here are a few ideas:

  • Enjoy live events in your area and discover the different clubs and festivals in your region.
  • Buy tickets for the events near you – for example via PETZI, an ethical and non-profit ticketing service. 
  • Get involved as a volunteer or staff member – many of our club and festival members rely on volunteers to organise their events and are regularly looking for volunteers. Check directly with your favourite club or festival!
  • Buy merchandise from your favourite clubs or festivals if available, or support them via donations.

The campaign pursues several goals:

  • Making visible and enhancing the value of local and non-profit concert venues and festivals;
  • Making visible and enhancing the social, cultural and economic importance of these venues;
  • Valorising voluntary work and engagement in non-profit structures;
  • Highlighting the importance of these venues as a platform for the local live music scene;
  • Highlighting the importance of these venues for formal and informal education and the acquisition of new skills;
  • (Re-)Highlighting the irreplaceable interpersonal experience of live music, which we have sorely missed over the last two years and whose image has suffered particularly as a result of the pandemic.

Furthermore, with this campaign, PETZI wants to highlight the values we have long held and shared with our members: volunteering, inclusion, diversity, sustainability, and of course, last but not least, the important role of live music, which allows us to experience unforgettable moments of sharing and to create interpersonal connections.

It takes all of us: audience, artists, professionals and volunteers!