Directors' Update - 4 October 2018

Directors' Update - 4 October 2018

There's something of a theme emerging in a slew of recent reports and consultations and in artists responses to them: how does the visual arts sector with its socially embedded practices actually work and can it continue as it is - or can we feed it into a computer, bottle it, flip it, and label it with a flag? How radical is radical - or is it populist? Are we in revolutionary or just ‘interesting’ times?…

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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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#BACCfortheFuture

#BACCfortheFuture

The Telegraph published our collective letter led by EBACC Campaigners the Incorporated Society of Musicians, which urges the Department for Education to rethink their EBacc plan. We are now in a position where we must keep up the pressure and campaign activity up to the debate in Parliament on Monday 4 July.

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Countries of Culture Inquiry by DCMS

CVAN submitted a written submission to Department of Culture, Media and Sport last month to inform their inquiry Countries of Culture which is looking into ways to preserve and promote the UK’s cultural wealth, taking into consideration the investment into London and the regions and proposals for a shift in the balance of investment. Whilst confidential at this stage of the process we can confirm we will share that paper once the findings of the inquiry have been published.

Wolfgang Tillmans advocates Remain campaign in posters

Wolfgang Tillmans advocates Remain campaign in posters

Turner prize winning German artist, Wolfgang Tillmans has created a series of posters in support of Britain remaining in Europe. As well as advocating the remain campaign, this collection of posters also promotes voting registration, the deadline for which is June 7 2016.

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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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Bacc for the Future campaign update

 Bacc for the Future campaign update

There is a petition on the Parliament website in support of arts in the EBacc. If the petition gets to 100,000 signatures by Monday 9 May 2016 we will secure a debate in the House of Commons on the new English Baccalaureate (EBacc) and the threat this poses to creative subjects in secondary schools.

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