Thom created and currently oversees the ELM (Edmonton Live Music) Initiative. Working with Edmonton City Councillor Scott McKeen, Alberta MLA David Shepherd, the Edmonton Arts Council and Alberta Music, the ELM Initiative was created in an effort to revitalize Edmonton’s strong live music scene.
The aim of the program is to improve circumstances for all stakeholders involved in Edmonton’s music scene in order to ensure long-term sustainable growth. To that end, the ELM Initiative has been working with musicians, venues, promoters, municipal and provincial politicians, educators, advocacy groups, economic development agencies, and many other industry people to craft improvements that benefit the entire live-music ecosystem.
For more information on specific aspects of the program, please feel free to contact Thom directly.