CVAN ADVOCACY & POLICY
The DCMS Select Committee is currently inquiring into the societal impact of participation in culture and sport. CVAN will be submitting evidence to the Inquiry and it is important that the evidence we submit is regionally balanced. There is very little time for CVAN to consult with the regions so we are urgently calling for relevant arguments strongly supported by clear evidence in the form of case studies. Closing date: 18 February 2018
Following a consultation in 2017, last week saw the publication of a DCMS Select Committee Report The potential impact of Brexit on the creative industries, tourism and the digital single market. On 24 January, ten All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) came together at Portcullis House on the need to secure mobility of creative talent post-Brexit.
Paula Gazzard reports on the event, and her own speech on post-Brexit concerns in the visual arts.
A message from CVAN's new National Director.
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM - the UK’s professional body for musicians) and a-n have announced their collaborative campaign #FreeMoveCreate to protect freedom of movement for all who work in the creative industries.
Yesterday a-n launched a five-year strategy to tackle the growing challenges artists face in sustaining their careers. The Valuing Artists strategy aims to ensure policy makers and commissioners value the artist as well as the art.
Earlier this week it was announced that the professional status of visual artists and writers in Ireland will be recognised when applying for Jobseeker’s Allowance.
It was announced in yesterday's Autumn Statement that from April 2017, museums and galleries across the UK will benefit from a tax relief for permanent exhibitions.
Thursday 3 November marked one year since the Department for Education launched a consultation on their plans to make the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) all-but compulsory in secondary schools.
Lord Kenneth Baker has called for a new baccalaureate which offers a broader curriculum and helps young people to develop a range of technical and academic skills.
The government has launched a consultation on its proposals to create a new tax credit for exhibitions. CVAN are working to support these tax changes on behalf of the sector, and urges museums and galleries located in England to engage with the consultation.