Museums & Galleries Tax Relief

Museums & Galleries Tax Relief

CVAN networks worked closely with ACE to respond to the consultation on extending the creative industries tax relief to Museums and Galleries towards the end of 2016. The Museums and Galleries Exhibitions tax relief came into law in November 2017

The scheme is now starting roll-out but claims can be backdated to 1 April 2017. 

CVAN is particularly concerned that many of the smaller organisations within our regional networks may encounter barriers in engaging with the Museums and Galleries Exhibitions tax relief scheme and we would like to ensure that take-up is even across the sector... 

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ACE Strategy Consultation

ACE Strategy Consultation

The Arts Council’s current strategy, Great art and culture for everyone, runs from 2010 to 2020. ACE is now in the process of consultation to feed into its 10-year strategy from 2020 to 2030 and is keen to ensure that the strategy is evidence-based and reflects the concerns of stakeholders and the public. Participation is welcomed here. The consultation closes on 11 April 2018

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DCMS Inquiry: Social impact of participation in culture and sport

DCMS Inquiry: Social impact of participation in culture and sport

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

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New research to address the relationship between arts policy and the creative practices and livelihoods of artists

New research to address the relationship between arts policy and the creative practices and livelihoods of artists

A new in-depth research project developed by visual arts specialist Susan Jones within MIRIAD at Manchester School of Art aims to explore the interrelationship between artists' creative practices and livelhoods and arts policies.

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A Portrait of the Artist as an Unpaid Man

'The public need to treat the exploitation of artistic labour as some kind of taboo while artists themselves must stand firm and refuse to work for nothing. No amount of government policy is going to change this ... Are you prepared to get real?' Text by James Doeser

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#artistsmatter: But can we put a value on how much?

'We all agree that #culturematters (to borrow from the current campaign). By extension therefore we can presumably all agree that #artistsmatter too. After all they are the architects, creators, enactors and translators of this culture-that-matters-so-much...' Text by James Doeser

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Joint Visual Arts Submission to Treasury highlights importance of sector to UK economy

Joint Visual Arts Submission to Treasury highlights importance of sector to UK economy

Initiated by a-n and CVAN, with contributions from Scottish Artists Union, Engage and other key organisations the visual arts sector made a joint submission to the Treasury Spending Review outlining a number of key recommendations to help better support the sector.

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Creators, educators and industry urge Government rethink on EBacc

Bacc for the Future 2 has got off to a fantastic start: 33 organisations are now supporting the refreshed campaign and over 3,300 individuals have signed up to the petition.The Bacc for the Future campaign is back again following the Department for Education’s announcement of plans to introduce a compulsory list of subjects at GCSE level.

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