Culture Counts - Our Submission to the Article 50: Preparedness Inquiry (CTEEA)

The Scottish Parliament’s Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee (CTEEA) call for views on the Article 50 Preparedness closed on Friday 12 October 2018. Culture Counts, the collective voice of Scotland’s cultural sector, submitted a written response.

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body

Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body



Culture Counts submission included information on:

  • Mobility of Services

  • Exchange Rate

  • Case Study (Screen Machine)

  • The future relationship between the UK and the EU - The Cultural Accord

  • Participation in European Programmes


Headlines to tweet

“Most events and festivals are planned at-least two years in advance; though the cultural sector is currently unable to plan-ahead with any certainty.”

”Many cultural workers, work on small margins; which make them particularly vulnerable to extinction; when even seemingly manageable regulations come into force.”

”Some cultural organisations in Scotland employ a high number of people from non-UK, EU member states, including those fluent in many languages (essential for producers and programmers) and performers.”

”Scotland’s cultural sector has no clarity of our eligibility to continue to participate in EU programmes beyond 2020; which are worth millions to the cultural economy and to the promotion of cultural relations with the EU and to the promotion of diversity.”


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