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MUTEK20 220819 Merovee Blindsp0t Vivien Gaumand 05


  • Since 2018, we’ve worked with PLURI to reduce harassment and marginalisation in music venues

  • Working with GRIP (Research and psychosocial intervention group) to inform on the realities of substance uses and combinations, reducing the risks of consumption-related harm. Their services consist of educating and making available neutral, evidence-based information about psychoactive substances (PAS), their effects, their risks, and ways to reduce or limit these.

  • Working with Club Sexu to raise awareness of STIs and create a testing habit

  • Providing all MUTEK staff, from permanent employees to contracted technicians, a training by Collectif Social regarding LGBTQ2AIS+ inclusion, the creation of safer spaces, anf how to be an active witness

Accessibility in our venues

  • Planning and integrating universal accessibility standards that ensure equal use and enjoyment for all, including mobility (e.g. ramps), architecture (e.g. seated areas), and facilities (e.g. gender neutral toilets). Check the venues page for details about each location settings

  • Setting up and clearly identifying a safe space away from the stage with appropriate lighting, sound level and furniture for anyone who feels the need
  • Communicating about possible triggers (e.g. sound volume, lighting and lighting effects, scenic or musical content, air quality, temperature) for each event, online and on site

  • Distributing free earplugs at the entrance to noise sensitive shows
  • Providing free water as well as non-alcoholic beverages options at the bar

Socio-economic Actions

  • Producing a free programming for the whole duration of the festival (including the Expérience stage and our Virtual Reality exhibit)
  • Providing a diverse program from the festival and the forum for free on our digital platforms (virtual MUTEK and Swapcard), including some contents with subtitles for hearing impared
  • Offering student and group rates and very accessible admission price on the Forum various ticket options
  • Offering a solidary ticket for people that are struggling to meet basic needs such as food, medication, lodging or transportation for each event
  • Offering free admission to the person accompanying someone with limited physical ability