We are aware that the UK leaving the EU will be impacting a-n members and the visual arts community in a number of different ways. We recognise that artists’ livelihoods will be affected by Brexit and the new trade deal with the EU, and we will be advocating for the needs of visual artists with arts councils and government.

This is a developing situation with many questions and practicalities still to be worked through. We have collated the following information and guidance for artists and arts organisers and will add to this as more guidance and resources become available.

You can also check in with the wider a-n community for advice and support from members through Blogs www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/ and Conversations www.a-n.co.uk/conversations/.

UK Government

General guidance: www.gov.uk/transition

Guidance for the arts, culture and heritage sectors: www.gov.uk/government/collections/the-arts-culture-and-heritage-sectors-from-january-2021

Guidance for the art market: www.gov.uk/government/collections/the-art-market-sector-from-january-2021

Guidance for the creative industries: www.gov.uk/government/collections/the-creative-industries-sector-from-january-2021

Guidance for DCMS sectors: www.gov.uk/government/collections/guidance-for-dcms-sectors-to-prepare-for-the-end-of-the-brexit-transition

Guidance on changes in Copyright Law: www.gov.uk/guidance/changes-to-copyright-law-after-the-transition-period

Guidance on import/export of items of cultural interest: www.gov.uk/guidance/exporting-or-importing-objects-of-cultural-interest

Scottish Government

General guidance: www.gov.scot/brexit/

General guidance: www.mygov.scot/eu-exit-brexit/

Guidance for the culture and creative sectors: www.mygov.scot/culture-creative-sectors-after-brext/

Arts Council England


Creative Scotland


Arts Council of Wales


Crafts Council


1. Nicola Naismith, Artists in Leadership