128art_a dance tax!? An economic model.

Can we find a win-win situation?

The image looks bleak (a grave rave) unless the designers can find a way for one side (the Local Authority Planners, the Police, the local residents) to be socially and commercially reconciled with the other (ravers, developers, architects, banks, urinoirs…)> at worst, a dance tax… at best, a social upgrade!

In a bid to learn more, we tried a Google search of <dance tax> which only produced a taxing dance: the jitterbug (above) at  http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Tax_(dance). This means the taxation of dance music to produce income to service local areas is a novel concept. In searching for guidance, raising social income through dance music to profit from costs, it dawns we are breaking ground… that’s exciting. What can we do to garner a win-win situation? Let’s consider the spatial-economics. A dance/rave/art installation/D1 class use can generate around £25,000 in a day: that’s around £10K from the door and £15K from the bar. So how do you cut the pie? Agree costs. Music (DJs), alcohol (bar), population (door), toilets (inside, outside), fun/hassle (balance)? At what point does a rave become valuable to society? When it generates: £5K? £10K? £50K? £100? £1M? A urinal? a house? a hospital? There’s always a price to pay. To receive.


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