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UK/EU future relations: challenges for the cultural sector
8 September 2021, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The cultural sector has been one of the most vocal about the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, and the effects on creatives and industry as regards the future relationship.
This event will examine the challenges faced by the cultural sector/creative industries in the post-BREXIT environment and how Parliaments and stakeholders can work together to find solutions.
JOIN US (European Parliament) and our excellent panel on Wednesday, September 8th at 10.00am BST (11h00 CET) for an interesting online discussion.
Ø Sabine VERHEYEN MEP Chair, Culture and Education Committee, European Parliament;
Ø Julian KNIGHT MP Chair, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, House of Commons
Ø Howard GOODALL CBE Composer, Musical historian and broadcaster and Ambassador for ‘Carry on touring’
Ø Rosie GOLDSMITH Journalist, writer, presenter and director of the European Literature Network
Loss of freedom of movement is perhaps the most striking effect of BREXIT for the sector as creatives have gone from enjoying visa-free travel to having to deal with 27 different systems, making touring for artists, singers, musicians, orchestras and stage productions as well as transport of materials much more difficult. For example, a House of Commons survey reveals that over 80% of musicians think that touring in Europe will not be financially viable, with 60%answering that they are considering leaving the profession.
Another major impact might be the loss of access to the EU’s arts, culture and media funding programmes such as Creative Europe. Access to other funding streams like Erasmus+ and Structural funding will also no doubt have a direct or indirect impact.
Equally important is the loss of collaborative platforms with EU Member States when it relates to cultural policy and the creative industries.
You will receive a webinar link nearer the time.