Following on from a survey in July 2016 just after the EU referendum, we surveyed our members again one year on to continue to assess the ongoing impact of Brexit. Based on c1,200 survey responses, key headlines are summarised in this briefing paper.
EU Referendum - a-n The Artists Information Company
In July 2016 we surveyed our members to begin to ascertain the depth of impact of the EU referendum leave vote on a-n membership. Key findings are summarised in this briefing paper.
The membership body identifies critical issues for the creative industries, arts and cultural education as the UK begins negotiations to leave the EU.
More than 200 artists, musicians, writers and art professionals including Anish Kapoor, Yinka Shonibare, Mark Titchner and Iwona Blazwick have pledged to take part in exhibitions and art projects around the world confronting the rise of right wing populism in the US, Europe and elsewhere.
With scrutiny of the government’s Brexit plans intensifying as Theresa May’s end of March deadline for triggering Article 50 to leave the EU gets nearer, artists are responding to the uncertain climate in a variety of ways. Pippa Koszerek, who as an artist is herself involved in Brexit-related events, takes a look at some forthcoming projects.
With a long and close relationship between the UK and Poland stretching back over generations, and an estimated 800,000 people born in Poland currently resident in the UK, what is the Polish view on Brexit and its implications for the visual arts? Emma Sumner talks to Polish artists, curators and visual arts professionals to find out.
Following the result of the EU referendum in June, a-n’s member survey was a chance to get a sense of how Brexit might affect visual artists. Dany Louise highlights some of the survey findings including examples of how the decision to leave the EU is already affecting members who regularly work, exhibit or apply for opportunities in Europe.
We asked artists, arts organisers and writers to comment on how leaving the EU might affect culture and creativity in the UK. Here, writer and researcher François Matarasso, mima’s Alistair Hudson, Katrina M Brown of the Common Guild, Modern Art Oxford director Paul Hobson, and artists Haroon Mirza, Joseph Young and Gordon Shrigley give their views.
Clymene Christoforou of ISIS Arts, an organisation that works internationally with artists to produce and present contemporary art, film and new media, reflects on the spirit of collaboration that our EU status has enabled amongst British and European artists.
Artangel’s new commission for the Houses of Parliament offers a timely preservation of Westminster’s history. Jack Hutchinson takes a look at this latex installation by artist Jorge Otero-Pailos.
Geoffrey Brown of EUCLID shares his views on Brexit and provides a brief overview of practical implications for developing partnerships and applications for EU funding.
a-n’s Executive Director Jeanie Scott comments on the outcome of last week’s EU Referendum, and outlines how a-n will continue to support its membership as we navigate uncharted territory.
Creative Industries Federation chief executive John Kampfner and Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar on the arts post-Brexit.
As the UK votes to leave the EU, artists and those working in the visual arts have been responding on social media.
Artists and the wider visual arts community ask questions and share their views on Twitter in the Great British Artists’ EU Referendum Debate.
Artist and a-n staff member Pippa Koszerek spent her childhood in Luxembourg and went to a European School with children from other member states. Ahead of tomorrow’s EU referendum Twitter debate, co-organised by Koszerek with artist Joseph Young, she offers a personal view on why artists should vote to remain on 23 June.
a-n and the AIR Council invite artists and the wider visual arts community to ask questions and share their views this Thursday, 1-3pm on Twitter for The Great British Artists’ EU Referendum Debate.
Venue:Twitter, using the hashtag #EUartsdebate - Find us here: http://www.twitter.com/air_artists
Date:June 16, 2016 at 01:00 PM
The photographic artist Wolfgang Tillmans has created a series of posters against Brexit and highlighting what he believes are the humanitarian and democratic benefits of the UK remaining within the European Union.
The second edition of the project features five new commissions on billboards across the UK, with featured artists including Mark Titchner, Hannah Black and Kathrin Böhm.
A new artist-focused campaign claims that British culture is stronger in Europe than out, with its recently launched website providing a platform for artists to make the case for staying in EU.
A recent artists’ discussion at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle saw three pro-EU speakers stressing the importance of voting to remain in the forthcoming EU Referendum. North East-based artist Lesley Guy reports.
Creatives for Europe, a coalition of organisations, trade unions and representative bodies from the arts and creative industries, launched last week with a panel discussion at the House of Lords. Pippa Koszerek reports.
On Thursday 23 June, the EU Referendum will ask UK voters whether the country should remain a member of the European Union or leave. As the debate for and against Brexit intensifies, Munira Mirza makes the case for artists and those in the arts to vote to leave, while Clymene Christoforou argues that the UK should remain ‘at home’ in Europe.