‘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.

Government must replace lost EU culture funding, MPs say

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26 Jan 2018

A cross-party select committee has called for continued membership of Creative Europe post-Brexit and argues for free movement during any transition period.

Creative industries risk losing 27,000 jobs in no-deal Brexit

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12 Jan 2018

An impact analysis commissioned by London's mayor shows the country could lose up to £3.3bn in growth by 2030 if no long-term or transitional deal is put in place.

Government releases Brexit ‘sector analysis’ on Creative Industries

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21 Dec 2017

39 reports have been released by the Exiting the EU committee, but the Government has “decided not to publish” the comments and issues raised by the sectors themselves.

“Gutted”: heartbreak as UK blocked from European Capital of Culture

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23 Nov 2017

The European Commission has said Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union means participation in the 2023 title “will not be possible”.

Arts campaign bodies fight for free movement for creatives

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14 Jul 2017

A joint campaign by a-n and the Incorporated Society of Musicians is lobbying for continued freedom of movement post-Brexit for anyone working in the creative industries.

Culture leaders across Europe warn against ‘hard Brexit’

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04 Jul 2017

Artist Mark Wallinger and musician Julian Lloyd Webber are among those backing a Pan-European set of recommendations for Brexit negotiators in the UK and Europe.

UK grows share of ‘increasingly important’ Creative Europe funding following Brexit vote

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26 Jun 2017

35 creative, cultural and heritage organisations from across the UK have been awarded a combined €3.2m in funding.

General election: Arts sector reacts to ‘rejection of hard Brexit’

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09 Jun 2017

The need for clarity has emerged as a key priority for arts organisations following the confirmation that no political party has won majority control of the House of Commons.

EU nationals essential to creative industries, survey finds

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08 Jun 2017

Research by the Creative Industries Federation suggests almost 75% of creative organisations think restricting immigration would hurt business.

Creative Industries Federation issues election manifesto for arts

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25 Apr 2017

Calls for the creative industries to remain a priority during Brexit negotiations, and for new policies to provide economic security and address the “skills time bomb” in the sector, are among the proposals.

Should I stay or should I go?

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02 Feb 2017

Following the Brexit vote, are young European actors who have chosen to work in the UK likely to stay? Mark C. Hewitt sounded out a few of them.

‘Brexit may force progress on arts education’, MPs told

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01 Feb 2017

Leaving the European Union presents opportunities to make education policy and the visa system more responsive to the needs of the creative industries, a select committee has heard.

Brexit speech prompts fears for mobility of creative workers

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19 Jan 2017

Negotiations with the EU will need to consider the status of freelance workers as well as employed staff, the Creative Industries Federation has warned. 

Creative Scotland warns Brexit may limit RFO funding

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22 Jul 2016

Deputy Chief Executive Iain Munro has said that new arts funding models will have to be considered in these unprecedented times.

European Capital of Culture bids progress despite Brexit uncertainty

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01 Jul 2016

Competing UK cities will continue with their bids, despite a lack of reassurance from organisers Creative Europe that the UK will remain a host country in 2023.

Industry bodies pledge to support UK arts through Brexit

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24 Jun 2016

Concerns have been raised about international artistic exchange and the export of cultural products, following the UK’s vote to leave the EU. 

Creative industry leaders to vote remain

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20 May 2016

The popular press has dismissed anti-Brexit arts figures as ‘luvvies’ after a survey revealed the vast majority of workers in the creative sector will vote for Britain to remain in the EU.

Stronger in Europe

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28 Jan 2016

Arts in the UK are stronger and better off thanks to EU membership. As the referendum approaches, Lucy Thomas calls for the sector to speak up. 

Nothing to fear from leaving

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28 Jan 2016

The UK’s arts and cultural sector has borne the burden of EU law for long enough – we have nothing to fear from leaving the EU, says Harriet Bridgeman.

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