FEDELIMA is the result of the recent (December 2012) merging between “Fédurok” (popular music venues network) and “Fédération des scenes de Jazz” (French jazz venues network). FEDELIMA  is a national network of music venues whose current projects revolve around the distribution and support of artistic practices in the area of live music. It is now gathering 141 venues spread across the French territory. The network conducts observation, analysis and support tools to help the operators to professionalize and to grow around in partnership with their politic, economic and civil environment.  The new activities project of FEDELIMA is divided into three areas of work: artistic, territories and environment of the venues, and cultural policies for the venues.