An equal voice for all

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24 Jan 2019

At a time when the UK is looking to tighten its borders, Julia Grime looks at how German theatre has been welcoming the cultural initiatives and political messages of its growing refugee population.

Arts Council issues no-deal Brexit guidance for arts organisations

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23 Jan 2019

A new document draws together relevant Government policies on topics including touring to EU countries, moving goods across borders, and adapting to a new intellectual property landscape.

Leave Means Leave tries to shut down anti-Brexit arts project

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11 Jan 2019

The Photographers’ Gallery says it will not curtail activity in the face of complaints from the pro-Brexit campaign group. 

Reasons to be generous

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08 Nov 2018

What motivates businesses to support the arts? David Watt explores the main reasons beyond 'doing the right thing'.

The dangers of a no-deal Brexit

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01 Nov 2018

What would a no-deal Brexit mean for employment in the arts? Damon Culbert foresees widespread disruption and labour shortages unless immigration policies change.

Letter: Brexit and me

20 Sep 2018

Having to apply for a separate visa for each and every EU country would put paid to many international careers, including his, writes Paul Bogen.

Scottish Government promises new fund to protect culture after Brexit

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13 Sep 2018

The programme will be in place by May 2019, with a focus on international cultural partnerships.

Time to prepare for “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit, warns CIF

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23 Aug 2018

The Creative Industries Federation advises arts organisations to carry out an audit of their direct dependency on the EU and consider setting up a European base.

EU-wide touring visas recommended in Lords report

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03 Aug 2018

The House of Lords EU Committee says that multi-country, multi-entry visas allowing cultural workers to make short term visits between the UK and the EU would support touring when freedom of movement ends after Brexit.

Culture more important than politics to US-UK ties, report finds

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24 Jul 2018

Americans online talked more about Adele than Brexit, even in the month after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Creative Europe funding boosts UK culture, research finds

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20 Jul 2018

91 companies and organisations in the UK were supported by Creative Europe last year, receiving 10% of the scheme’s total funds.

UK leads soft power index

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20 Jul 2018

The country’s culture was ranked second globally, remaining behind the US and ahead of France and Germany.

Brexit voters more likely to shun the arts, research finds

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11 Jul 2018

Arts and museum attendance are higher predictors of Remain voting than arts participation and library usage, both of which are less associated with voting to stay in the European Union.

What Next? calls for arts workers to lobby MPs on Brexit

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15 Jun 2018

A document highlighting how Brexit could impact the arts and cultural sector has been produced ahead of Parliamentary debates on the Withdrawal Agreement.

Government ‘stonewalls’ creative industries amendment to Brexit bill

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16 Mar 2018

Peers warned a reciprocal agreement with the EU for the creative industries is necessary to avoid returning to the “dark days of zero growth, little confidence and minimal opportunity”.

Loss of EU arts funding would hit pro-Brexit regions hardest

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02 Mar 2018

AP analysis finds EU culture spend per person is highest in the English regions with the largest proportion of ‘leave’ voters.

European Union contributes £40m a year to UK culture

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23 Feb 2018

New research by Arts Council England, produced to inform the Brexit negotiations, has highlighted the negative impact losing funding and free movement could have on the sector.

Current music education system a ‘disaster’ for post-Brexit UK

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09 Feb 2018

Music and dance leaders have implored a Lords select committee to support the introduction of a special arrangement within the visa system for performers.

Brexit could affect staff at one in three UK museums

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09 Feb 2018

The Museums Association’s annual survey finds 4% of the workforce are non-UK EU citizens.

‘Deep concern’ about UK’s creative reputation post-Brexit

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29 Jan 2018

More than one in five Creative Industries Federation members say they would consider moving their business abroad if the UK and the EU reach no favourable trade deal.

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