The music charity Help Musicians is set to provide a new fund that will give UK-based artists advice and planning tips regarding touring Europe in the post-Brexit climate.
Fresh example of ‘disastrous’ impact of hard Brexit deal on creative artists stuns MPs.
Brexit is undermining the arts – and those in the creative industries are not being listened to 02/01/2022
Many in the arts will look at 2022 with trepidation. There are still many issues with the Brexit deal from 12 months ago.
ART TRENDS 2022: Brexit and Art - will ongoing uncertainty continue to stifle the art market? 29/11/2021
More than 680 cultural figures and institutions sign open letter over decision they believe "threatens an impoverished future for British creativity".
Simply Screwed – how Brexit is ruining the UK’s touring industry (and how YOU can help repair it) 30/10/2021
Covid-19 has prevented just about all music touring... They will play to packed houses, festivals and stadiums as soon as people are free to attend. But touring for all types of UK musical performers after Brexit is beset with administrative difficulties, barriers to trade and hoops to jump through. It is also exporting jobs and tax income to the continent and beyond.
On 26 October, we held a panel event to discuss the impact of Brexit on music specifically and the Arts generally. / As a preface to the evening’s discussion, the editor-in-chief, Anthea Simmons, read out a powerful, personal message from Sir Howard Goodall which we reproduce here in full.
The pre-Brexit business models for much of Britian’s creative industries are no longer workable, to the extent that many individuals and performers will be forced to quit.
One of the more immediate and life-changing consequences of Brexit was its impact on the arts sector. Musicians were particularly affected. Used to travelling easily to perform anywhere in the EU and for any length of stay, suddenly they were faced with severe restrictions on work-related travel, casting doubt on their ability to earn whatever part of their income came from touring.
EU Withdrawal: Key Legislation Changes and Implications for Northern Ireland-based Arts Organisations 01/05/2021
Published by Arts Council of Northern Ireland in May 2021 (updated July 2021).
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) has published a report highlighting the implications for culture in Northern Ireland of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union (EU).
The acclaimed artist's new work, Song Of The Union, is a constantly changing, seven-channel sound piece intended to "give voice to EU citizens living in the UK who were unable to vote in the 2016 Brexit referendum," according to the press release.
The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has been “catastrophic” for arthouse cinema in the country, according to Louisa Dent, the managing director of UK distributor and exhibitor Curzon Artificial Eye.
On trade, finance, migration, food standards and more, the UK suffers fresh ignominy on a daily basis.
The UK Music Industry’s letter to MPs and the Prime Minister calling for an alternative to Brexit 10/06/2021
We, the signatories of this letter, represent artists, producers, managers, businesses, and platforms from across the Music Industry in the UK and are writing to express our real concerns over Brexit and the current direction of the UK’s proposed departure from the EU.
‘I’ve lost £40,000 already’ – survey finds Brexit red tape is crippling touring musicians 26/05/2021
Faced with the titanic costs of post-Brexit visas and carnets, UK musicians warn they are being left with no option but to relocate to Europe or quit the music industry altogether.
From remixed flags to a fishermen’s feast, new works by amateur artists exploring the new Franco-British relationship have gone on show.
‘Era of being a UK-based concert artist is pretty much over’ – musicians share their Brexit realities 18/05/2021
Musicians and music businesses warn of ‘time up’ for UK grassroots acts, and European orchestras being resistant to booking UK artists because of ‘paperwork and expense’.
Lawyers expose 'false claims' made by ministers over visa-free music tours of EU after Brexit 14/05/2021
Lawyers have revealed five 'false claims' made by ministers they say prove the government refused to strike a deal to rescue visa-free touring in the EU.
Since the Brexit Deal (or Trade and Cooperation Agreement) came into force in January 2021, a mountain of costly red tape has prevented musicians from planning tours in Europe as performances return after coronavirus.
‘False claims’ made by ministers refusing to rescue visa-free music tours of EU, lawyers say 13/05/2021
Lawyers have identified five false claims made by ministers for refusing to strike a deal to rescue visa-free touring of the EU, leaving performers with crippling new costs and red tape.
UK born and now based in Berlin, largely because of Brexit, touring songwriter Josh Savage has played more than 700 shows on four continents. Here he gives he thoughts on how the post-Brexit EU work permit fiasco is impacting independent artists.
MA joins creative industry representatives to call for urgent action. / The current terms of the Brexit trade deal make it virtually impossible for creative professionals to work in the EU on a short-term basis.
The prime minister has imperilled peace in Northern Ireland, and every day the economic fallout worsens.