Referendum as research

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27 Jun 2016

A yes/no referendum on museum free entry would be a terrible idea, so why did the Government think it was an acceptable way of deciding whether we stay in or leave the EU, asks Liz Hill

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.

Reading for Europe

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28 Apr 2016

It is not trade that binds Europe together, it’s culture, argues Eric Lane. He explains how a reading campaign is engaging with the EU referendum debate.

Culture Secretary and Arts Minister split on EU vote

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22 Feb 2016

Whittingdale and Vaizey will back opposing campaign teams in the run-up to the forthcoming EU membership referendum.

Audiences Europe Network to rethink its future

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18 Feb 2016

After a failed bid to the Creative Europe programme and the end of a previous strand of European funding, network organisers are considering scaling back activities.

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.

The European perspective

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28 Jan 2016

The decision of UK citizens – to stay or leave the EU – will affect the cultural life of future generations all across the continent. So how do European citizens hope they will vote? Katherine Heid shares her perspective.

European Parliament puts culture centre stage

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22 Jan 2016

Culture must become an integral part of EU policy, says the European Parliament - and artists should be free to move and support inter-cultural dialogue.

UK leads the way in Creative Europe application success

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29 May 2015

LIFT and ENO are among the 48 UK organisations benefitting from European Union grant money

Merry Jul, Vánoce or Natale!

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15 Dec 2014

Panto, ballet and nativity plays are standard Christmas fare in the UK, but what are they enjoying in other European countries? Alex Bryne has been finding out.

Partnerships put to the test

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08 Dec 2014

The European Regional Development Fund can be a crucial source of funding, but relations and processes between the partners involved need to be coherently managed, advises Florence Harmelin.

A serious slice of cake

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17 Sep 2014

Applying for Creative Europe funding for a Cooperation Project requires real commitment and many hours devoted to completing the application form, warns Lorraine von Gehlen.

UK benefits from Creative Europe’s first grants

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29 Aug 2014

More than €5m has been awarded to UK organisations to lead collaborative projects by the European Commission's revamped funding programme.

A force for festivals

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23 Jun 2014

As one of the oldest cultural networks in Europe, the European Festivals Association’s mission has always been centred around artistic quality and long-term impact, says Kathrin Deventer.

Act now or risk missing out, warns culture report

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18 Jun 2014

A European Commission inquiry finds that economic benefits will stem from cultural diplomacy, but current weaknesses need to be addressed.


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