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.

Life in the arts across Europe

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27 Mar 2018

Artists from across Europe describe what it’s like to work in their country of origin – from the almost desperate situation for some freelance artists in Spain to the generous support on offer in Arctic Norway.

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.

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.

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.

UK local authority culture spend ‘smallest in Europe’

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18 Apr 2019

New analysis of European data finds growth in culture spending across Europe is driven by the countries in the East of the continent, which doubled their culture spend.

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. 

EU on course to double culture budget from 2021

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23 Nov 2018

The proposed €1.4bn increase in funding, which will be debated again next month, would be funded by an increase in member state contributions.

The art of management

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08 Nov 2018

Artists are using their creative insight to advise business on strategies and methods of production. Catherine Morel and Philippe Mairesse explain how.

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.

Peers voice concern for post-Brexit arts in ‘beautifully one-sided’ debate

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12 Oct 2018

The Government representative did not provide any further clarity on the future of EU arts funding, progress on reciprocal agreements or timetables.

Rules to shake up city theatre

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04 Oct 2018

The city theatre in Ghent, Belgium has a new rulebook, aiming to open it up to the independent scene and international touring. Milo Rau introduces his 'Ghent Manifesto'.

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.

Space to play and learn

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27 Jun 2018

With arts engagement known to play a key role in social mobility, Claudine Matthews calls for UK cultural institutions to take a cue from the Finnish and become more welcoming to young children and families.

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.

Making German connections

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06 Jun 2018

Keen to maintain a connection between Wales and Germany after Brexit, British Council Wales organised a week-long performing arts festival in Dresden. Rebecca Gould tells the story.

Europe plans €400m increase to culture budget

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23 May 2018

The proposed 27% increase would take funding for the creative and cultural sector up to €1.9bn for the years 2021-27.

European arts organisations defend music as a human right

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20 Apr 2018

A new policy paper calls for continued freedom of movement, and claims music helps promote the values that unite Europeans, such as equality.

From institution to inclusion

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12 Apr 2018

Why would a cultural venue install a swimming pool? Alexia Jacques Casanova charts the evolution of inclusive and participatory practice in museums and shares advice from Bozar in Brussels.

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