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”.

The spillover effect

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15 Mar 2018

If we could fully understand the impact of arts and culture on wider society, would this change arts strategies and policies? Jonathan Vickery charts the progression of thinking on the ‘spillover’ effect.

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.

‘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.

European politicians to intern at cultural institutions

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26 Jan 2018

British MEP Julie Ward will be the first participant in a scheme that will see politicians help organise exhibitions and sell tickets.

An impact assessment playbook

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25 Jan 2018

Undertaking an impact assessment can be a daunting and complex task, but a new European project has developed a practical playbook to make it a whole lot simpler, writes Harry Verwayen.

Leeds plans own ‘Year of Culture’ after European let-down

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17 Jan 2018

Leeds City Council said a celebration independent of the European Capital of Culture competition would have certain advantages, such as being free to include sport.

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.

Survey reveals UK attitudes towards European culture

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12 Jan 2018

A survey of 1,000 adults in each European Union country finds older and less educated UK adults place less value on Europe’s cultural heritage.

New DCMS ministers voted against rights for EU nationals

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11 Jan 2018

New Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has sought to reassure creative industries workers about his commitment to protecting the rights of EU citizens in the UK.

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.

EU culture funding for UK guaranteed until at least 2020

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21 Dec 2017

UK arts organisations and European partners have been advised to continue applications for Creative Europe funding as normal.

Arts leaders and MPs urge rethink on European Capital of Culture

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01 Dec 2017

Following the European Commission’s move to block the UK from participating in European Capital of Culture 2023, arts professionals and MPs have warned cultural ties must not be severed post-Brexit.

“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”.

Education networks unite to extend cross-cultural collaboration

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20 Nov 2017

A new manifesto is billed as the first-ever international commitment to arts management and cultural policy education.

New ventures in Venice

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31 Oct 2017

Many arts graduates are struggling to find employment, but a British Council scheme is helping some to bridge the gap between education and work by spending a month at the Venice Biennale. Laura Broderick and Emma Dexter explain how it works. 

How to strengthen and maintain networks

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12 Oct 2017

What does a cultural network have to do – and be – to become strong, sustainable and effective? Four cultural professionals weigh in.

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