Produced by a consortium of visual arts organisations, networks and membership bodies, and led by a-n and CVAN, this report was submitted to the government’s Treasury Spending Review in Autumn 2015 to highlight the importance of the cultural sector to Britain’s social and economic performance, and the income and opportunities that artists and employees of the UK’s visual art institutions generate for their communities. The paper argues that while the visual arts sector has adopted to the current funding climate by testing and adopting more sustainable models for delivery, further cuts would jeopardise the vibrancy of the visual arts ecology and undermine the potential it presents as a platform for sustainable economic growth in the UK.

a-n, The Contemporary Visual Arts Network, Scottish Artists Union, Artists’ Union England, Visual Arts Ireland, Engage, Visual Arts Group Wales
a-n, CVAN
October 2015
Joint visual arts submission to the Treasury Spending Review