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One year on from Article 50 - What's the impact on culture?

It's one year to the day since Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50. Culture Counts is asking those in the arts, screen, heritage and creative industries; 'What Brexit issues you are facing?'

 Culture Counts is the Collective Voice of Scotland's Cultural Sector.

Culture Counts is the Collective Voice of Scotland's Cultural Sector.

 

Work has already been done on communicating the impact of Brexit on our sector to Parliament and Government. Culture Counts submitted a response to Article 50 and the Scottish Immigration Inquiry in consultation with the members last year. Culture Counts also endorsed the British Council's #SharedEuropeanFuture recommendations. The recommendations included residency rights, ease of movement and continued access to multilateral programmes.

 

Those whose work is targeting local audiences often rely on suppliers and talent in EU countries. 

 

We've seen reports from Creative Industries Federation that shows the crucial role international talents plays in the UK's creative industries. In our own conversations, Culture Counts members tell us there are future risks relating to IP, resale rights, VAT and tariffs. This isn’t limited to those currently working internationally. Those whose work is targeting local audiences often rely on suppliers and talent in EU countries. 

 

Send us your Brexit stories.

 

If you're already signed up to Culture Counts Monthly newsletter,  you’ll know we share ways to increase the profile of our sector. We are now gathering stories on the impact of Brexit to share with the Scottish Government. If you work in the arts, screen, heritage or creative industries, and have a Brexit story, please get in touch. Whether you're an international company or a freelancer, let us know what's happening. Send us no more than 500 words, by Friday 20 April, by clicking the button below.

 
 
NewsAndy Robertson