Creativity key as EU faces 'turning point', report says

02 Oct 2019

The rise of populism, rejection from investors, a volatile labour market, climate change, digitisation and "economic crisis recovery": a new study surveys the threats and opportunities facing Europe's creative and cultural sectors.

British Council urged to clarify its use of UK culture

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16 Sep 2019

A report says the organisation is confusing the distinct aims of attracting investment and developing broader influence.

Labour could bring in tourist tax, says Tom Watson

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12 Sep 2019

The Shadow Culture Secretary said “a crude skills and salary approach to migration simply won’t work for the creative economy”.

What will Brexit mean for European arts partnerships?

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09 Aug 2019

The prospect of leaving the EU inevitably creates uncertainties – but a silver lining is a greater understanding of the value of international collaboration, says Christoph Jankowski.

‘A national shortage of artists’: Immigration rules for creatives relaxed

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06 Aug 2019

It is set to become easier for UK organisations to recruit dancers, choreographers, musicians and artists from outside Europe – but what happens after the 31 October Brexit deadline remains unclear.

Boris Johnson and Munira Mirza: dream team or death knell for the arts?

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30 Jul 2019

Boris Johnson's Government has announced £2.1bn more to support planning for a no-deal Brexit - but what will its attitude towards the arts be? We consider how the former London mayoral team might approach cultural policy.

Creative industries could face workforce crisis after Brexit, says research

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29 Jul 2019

A new report finds skills shortages in the sector are likely to be deepened by “a lowering of workforce quality” if EU workers are forced to leave the UK after Brexit.

Nicky Morgan is Culture Secretary. What does that mean for the arts?

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25 Jul 2019

The former Education Secretary has previously expressed support for the EBacc and once claimed that studying the arts is not “useful” for many careers.

€3.1m Creative Europe funding hangs on Brexit deal

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11 Jul 2019

“Our carefully laid plans…would be wasted” if the UK leaves without a deal, says an organisation awarded €1.3m to lead a collaborative project.

Why European collaboration is worth fighting for

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11 Jul 2019

While some in the UK may believe we have little to learn from European collaboration, Anne Torreggiani and Jonathan Goodacre have found cross-border networks to be a force for innovation and change.

The real 'Brand Britain': can European grassroots touring survive?

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11 Jul 2019

What might a no-deal Brexit do to the independent grassroots networks that currently flourish across the continent, asks Martin Cox.

Government must act to protect freedom of movement

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11 Jul 2019

Many British musicians fear that Brexit will reduce their ability to travel easily and cheaply around Europe for work. Francesca Treadaway calls for action to protect their livelihoods.

How can rural voices be heard?

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11 Jul 2019

With metropolitan bias prevailing at both a national and European level, the best hope for rural arts organisations lies in collaboration, argues Ralph Lister.

A world with walls: how Brexit could stifle the success of outdoor arts

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11 Jul 2019

The outdoor arts sector has experienced growth over the last decade, but could a no-deal Brexit put the brakes on this? Maggie Clarke and Irene Segura share their concerns.

Peers slam Government for ignoring post-Brexit visa recommendations

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24 May 2019

Lord Jay of Ewelme said the Government had failed to address concerns “that applying the current visa system to EU nationals would make it harder to bring talent to the UK”.

Fundraisers concerned about donors’ future income

17 May 2019

New research warns that “the wider macroeconomic environment will impact on the ability of charities to raise funds when individuals experience a decline in disposable income”.

Creative Europe supports UK culture despite Brexit uncertainty

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17 May 2019

UK cultural organisations have been urged to "continue applications as normal" as negotiations over leaving the EU continue.

No-deal Brexit threatens immediate end to European funding

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22 Feb 2019

A new statement from the Creative Europe Desk UK says previous promises of full access to the programme until December 2020 are “unlikely” to be possible if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal. 

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.

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