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. 

More Grant in Aid must go to regional arts organisations, MPs say

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16 Dec 2016

The DCMS, Arts Council England and national arts organisations must all do more to support culture in the regions, a select committee has concluded. 

Further consultation to inform Gift Aid donor benefit rules

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09 Dec 2016

The Treasury’s initial consultation failed to result in consensus about reform to the value test.

UK must stay in Creative Europe, arts leaders say

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28 Oct 2016

Two reports summarising the cultural sector’s views on Brexit identify funding, free movement for workers and access to the single market as key issues. 

Education policy is “economic madness” says creative industries body

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10 Oct 2016

The Creative Industries Federation has laid into Government plans to make the EBacc compulsory, demanding an audit of education and training in the UK.

Tax relief to benefit temporary and touring exhibitions

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07 Sep 2016

A Government consultation on how tax relief can best be used to encourage more exhibitions and touring activity is now underway.

Spotlight falls on Arts Council England in DCMS review

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16 Aug 2016

Feedback on the work of the Arts Council is being gathered to contribute to a wide-ranging review of its role and effectiveness.

Parliamentary inquiry seeks arts in health examples

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15 Jul 2016

A cross-party group is gathering evidence of the arts improving people’s health and wellbeing for a new study.

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. 

Arts should “do more” to protect from botnet ticket tout attacks

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27 May 2016

An independent report has found significant problems in the ticket resale market, which both primary and secondary sellers must address.

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.

Inquiry aims to grow the civic role of the arts

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20 May 2016

Arts organisations are being invited to get involved in an inquiry, launched by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, into how arts organisations contribute to their communities.

Cultural policy favours a minority elite, academics tell Committee

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06 May 2016

The words ‘great’ and ‘art’ should be taken out of Arts Council England’s strategic framework, a Select Committee has been told.

First Culture White Paper in fifty years prioritises access

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23 Mar 2016

The Government has revealed plans to improve access to culture for the disadvantaged, to help arts organisations develop new income streams and to encourage local authorities to put culture at the heart of their plans.

Education reforms could open school doors to more musicians

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18 Mar 2016

A lack of formal teaching qualifications will no longer be an entry barrier to musicians wanting to teach in state schools under proposals in the latest education White Paper.  

EBacc protestors push for Parliamentary debate

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04 Mar 2016

If a petition to include the arts in the new English Baccalaureate can attract 100,000 signatures then the issue could be debated in the House of Commons.

Building the talent pipeline

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16 Feb 2016

Creative subjects are essential to relieving the skills shortage in the UK job market, but they are being sidelined. Louise Jury explains how the Creative Industries Federation is making the case for arts education. 

Fundamental change needed to re-balance arts funding, report warns

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05 Feb 2016

Lottery funding decisions should be made at sub-national level argues a new report making the case for a radical re-think of arts funding distribution in England.

Great white hope

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04 Feb 2016

The separation of Treasury and Lottery funding for the arts could pave the way for a more equitable future, and the forthcoming White Paper is the perfect opportunity to make this change, argue the authors of the 2014 ROCC report.

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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