The National Independent Venue Association is being recognized for their efforts to get $16 billion in federal funds for struggling music venues. Global awards competition Clio Music will honor NIVA for its part in the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant with the 2021 Impact Award.
NIVA will receive the award for their swift formation and their ability to help their ranks as well as other independent venues across the country, securing the survival of these cultural centers for the next generation.
In addition, musician Brandi Carlile will receive an Impact Award for her efforts to bridge the gender and age gap in country music and amplify the voices of underrepresented people around the globe. The Clio Music Impact Award presented by Citi is granted to a female artist who embodies the #SeeHerHearHer mission of promoting gender equality and representation in the music industry.
“Each cycle, we select individuals and organizations in the music community whose significant social impact inspires us to shine a spotlight on their work and dedicate a special award in their honor,” said Clio CEO Nicole Purcell in a release. “This year, we are privileged to be recognizing two powerful forces for good in the industry who have made a tangible difference in the lives of countless music lovers. I’m grateful for the work they’ve done and for the opportunity to celebrate these accomplishments together.”
Clio Music, presented for the sixth year by Citi, will recognize Carlile and NIVA in addition to the 2020/2021 Clio Music Award winners during a virtual celebration at 2 p.m. ET on June 10 at Clios.com.
Both Impact Awards will be presented during the ceremony on June 10. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will present NIVA members with their award, followed by a Q&A moderated by Muse by Clio editor Tim Nudd. Citi CMO Carla Hassan will present Carlile with her award and lead a fireside chat with the artist.