The recent Brexit Conference organised by the Creative Industries Federation gathered together Leavers and Remainers, political journalists and politicians, and a wide range of delegates working in the arts and culture, in an attempt to make sense of what Brexit will mean to the sector. Dany Louise reports.
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A year on from its Unite Against Dividers weekend, Keep It Complex’s recent Organise With Others event was designed to build on the initial weekend’s aim to equip and activate the arts community after the UK’s EU Referendum. Julie McCalden reports on a productive and informative day.
The membership body identifies critical issues for the creative industries, arts and cultural education as the UK begins negotiations to leave the EU.
The key themes on the agenda at this year’s No Boundaries conference, supported by Arts Council England and the British Council, emerged as community, inclusivity and socially responsible citizenship. Sophia Crilly reports.
What will Brexit mean for artists’ copyright and what should artists be thinking about and doing as the process of disentanglement from the EU begins? Abby Yolda, head of communications at the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS), outlines the organisation’s view.
The Cultural Campaigning Network has organised a roundtable session with Keir Starmer MP to put forward the case for culture within any Brexit negotiations. a-n members are invited to submit their questions.
The Brexit vote and Trump’s election polarised debate on immigration, censorship and democracy. But while artists have overwhelmingly supported Remain, artist and writer Sarah Peace argues that it’s time to stop sneering at Brexiteers and instead focus on providing a cohesive and compelling case for a thriving creative sector in post-Brexit Britain.
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.
A new 73-page Brexit Report from the Creative Industries Foundation draws on evidence provided by its members in order to present a series of recommendations to government as well as highlighting the challenges that lie ahead for the sector.
Darren Henley uses speech in Sunderland to discuss what the EU referendum result might mean for artists and arts organisations in the north of England and across the UK.
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.
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.