22.07.2019

Brexit / EU Exit list of relevant web-resources for culture professionals

Moving closer to the end of the negotiation period, the withdrawal of the UK from the EU is pending. Two cases scenario are still considered possible, either per the withdrawal agreement of 14 November 2018 or as a “no-deal”. However, negotiations are still ongoing and other agreements might be found in the coming weeks.

The withdrawal agreement foresees a “transition period” or “implementation period” until 31 December 2020 during which certain rights will continue to apply while the UK is no longer a member state of the EU – most notably the freedom of movement. The no-deal scenario does not foresee any transition period and would presumably mean that all changes are applicable from the moment the UK steps out of the EU.

This article compiled by Marie Fol, On the Move Board member, provides an overview of relevant publications and information from both the UK and the EU sides, specifically focused on the cultural sector. More practical information should follow here once there is more clarity about the next steps. Make sure to also check the special page about Brexit on touring-artists.info.  

Any updates can be sent to mobility(at)on-the-move.org

List last updated 22 July 2019 (latest additions are in bold)

General websites:

European Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/info/brexit_en

European Commission preparedness activities: https://ec.europa.eu/info/brexit/brexit-preparedness_en

EU countries information portals: https://ec.europa.eu/info/brexit/brexit-preparedness/national-brexit-information-member-states_en

UK government: https://euexit.campaign.gov.uk/

UK government information per country, relevant for UK nationals traveling, residing or doing business with these countries (all EEA countries have been updated recently): https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/overseas-living-in-guides

Please note that your local municipality might have a dedicated information point, where you can get specific advice in your language (see for instance Amsterdam: https://www.iamsterdam.com/en/our-network/in-amsterdam/international-newcomers/brexit-info-point).

Negotiation process:

European Commission overview of all negotiating documents: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/brexit-negotiations/negotiating-documents-article-50-negotiations-united-kingdom_en

Withdrawal agreement:

The current agreement: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/files/draft-agreement-withdrawal-united-kingdom-great-britain-and-northern-ireland-european-union-and-european-atomic-energy-community-agreed-negotiators-level-14-november-2018_en

Q&A Memo on the rights of EU and UK citizens as outlined in the Withdrawal Agreement (covering information such as residence rights, entry and exit rules, administrative procedures, professional qualifications and social security): https://ec.europa.eu/commission/publications/questions-and-answers-rights-eu-and-uk-citizens-outlined-withdrawal-agreement_en

In the event of a no-deal:

UK information about a no-deal scenario: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/how-to-prepare-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-with-no-deal

EU preparedness notices, covering also a no-deal scenario (available in all EU languages): https://ec.europa.eu/info/brexit/brexit-preparedness/preparedness-notices_en

General information specific from/to the cultural sector:

Campaign of all creative disciplines – Free Move Create - https://ec.europa.eu/commission/files/draft-agreement-withdrawal-united-kingdom-great-britain-and-northern-ireland-european-union-and-european-atomic-energy-community-agreed-negotiators-level-14-november-2018_en

Q&A Memo on the rights of EU and UK citizens as outlined in the Withdrawal Agreement (covering information such as residence rights, entry and exit rules, administrative procedures, professional qualifications and social security): https://ec.europa.eu/commission/publications/questions-and-answers-rights-eu-and-uk-citizens-outlined-withdrawal-agreement_en

In the event of a no-deal:

UK information about a no-deal scenario: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/how-to-prepare-if-the-uk-leaves-the-eu-with-no-deal

EU preparedness notices, covering also a no-deal scenario (available in all EU languages): https://ec.europa.eu/info/brexit/brexit-preparedness/preparedness-notices_en

General information specific from/to the cultural sector:

Campaign of all creative disciplines – Free Move Create - https://freemovecreate.org

Culture Count (Scotland), Brexit portal- https://culturecounts.scot/brexit-portal

Creative Europe Desk UK, Creative Europe Brexit update - http://www.creativeeuropeuk.eu/news/update-creative-europe-and-outcome-eu-referendum

Arts Council England, “Brexit information”, last updated 27 March 2019 - https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/brexit-information

Creative Scotland, “EU Exit – links to key information”, last updated 21 February 2019 (including the Creative Scotland Guidance on EU Exit) - https://www.creativescotland.com/resources/professional-resources/guidance-and-toolkits/eu-exit

Arts Council Wales, “Wales Arts International publish a briefing note on Brexit”, 19 December 2018 - http://www.arts.wales/145861

British Council, Brexit library - https://www.britishcouncil.org/education-culture-after-brexit/library

EU Live Performance Social Partners joint statement on Brexit, December 2018 - https://www.pearle.eu/positionpaper/eu-live-performance-social-partners-joint-statement-on-brexit

Moving Beyond Brexit, recommendations from European leaders, September 2018 - http://www.creativeeuropeuk.eu/news/moving-beyond-brexit-recommendations-european-leaders

House of Lords, European Union Committee, Brexit: movement of people in the cultural sector, July 2018 - https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201719/ldselect/ldeucom/182/182.pdf

The impacts of Creative Europe in the UK, two reports, July 2018 - http://www.creativeeuropeuk.eu/news/impacts-creative-europe-uk-revealed-two-reports

Treading water: what can the Welsh arts scene do to survive Brexit, Wales Art Review, March 2018 - https://www.walesartsreview.org/treading-water-what-can-the-welsh-arts-scene-do-to-survive-brexit/

Ifa, The impact of Brexit on International Cultural Relations in the European Union, December 2017 - http://on-the-move.org/news/article/19121/ifa-the-impact-of-brexit-on-international/

Two insider views on how Brexit will affect UK arts, British Council, October 2017 - https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/two-insider-views-brexit-arts

Cultural Union: Continental Drift? EU-UK negotiations in the cultural sector, report from a meeting organized by Culture Action Europe, the European Cultural Foundation and Bozar in December 2016 - https://cultureactioneurope.org/cultural-union-continental-drift-eu-uk-negotiations-in-the-cultural-sector/

Culture Action Europe, A little guide to the UK-UE negotiations. Analysing alternatives to membership, November 2016: https://cultureactioneurope.org/files/2016/11/CAE_A-Little-Guide-to-the-UK-EU-negotiations_Nov2016.pdf

Culture Action Europe stands with the UK cultural sector, June 2016: https://cultureactioneurope.org/advocacy/culture-action-europe-stands-with-the-uk-cultural-sector/

General information and/or position papers per sector:

a.     Audiovisual and film:

British Film Institute, policy statement: https://www.bfi.org.uk/about-bfi/policy-strategy/policy-statements/brexit-answering-questions-screen-sectors

European Parliament, Research for the CULT Committee, Audiovisual Sector and Brexit: the regulatory environment, October 2018: https://cultureactioneurope.org/advocacy/culture-action-europe-stands-with-the-uk-cultural-sector/

General information and/or position papers per sector:

a.     Audiovisual and film:

British Film Institute, policy statement: https://www.bfi.org.uk/about-bfi/policy-strategy/policy-statements/brexit-answering-questions-screen-sectors

European Parliament, Research for the CULT Committee, Audiovisual Sector and Brexit: the regulatory environment, October 2018: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2018/629177/IPOL_STU(2018)629177_EN.pdf

European Audiovisual Observatory, Brexit: the impact on the audiovisual sector, 2018: https://rm.coe.int/09000016808f064f

b.     Performing arts (theater, dance, circus, street and in-situ arts):

A world with walls: how Brexit could stifle the success of outdoor arts

One Dance UK report: https://www.onedanceuk.org/programme/advocacy/movement-beyond-borders/

Federation of Scottish theatre, Brexit insecurity threat to Scottish Arts and Culture, October 2018, http://www.scottishtheatre.org/news/brexit-insecurity-threat-scottish-arts-and-culture?destination=node%2F7

c.     Music

Incorporated society of Musicians, fourth report into the effects of Brexit on the music profession (May 2019): https://www.ism.org/news/ism-releases-fourth-report-into-the-effects-of-brexit-on-the-music-profession

UK Parliament - Culture, Media and Sport Committee: Report on the effects of Brexit on Live music: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmcumeds/733/73302.htm

UK Musicians’ Union, protecting musicians rights post Brexit (regular updates): https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/Advice/musicians-brexit-guidance

Guardian article, ‘Cultural jail’: Brexit could bring booming industry to its knees: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/oct/06/music-star-warn-brexit-cultural-jail

Association of British Orchestra’s impact assessment: http://www.abo.org.uk/media/141873/ABO-Brexit-report.pdf

Will Brexit bring the curtain down on British-European classical music duet?, Article on the Deutsche Welle, April 2017 - https://www.dw.com/en/will-brexit-bring-the-curtain-down-on-british-european-classical-music-duet/a-38285961

d.     Visual arts

Active via A-N in the FreeMoveCreate Campaign, https://freemovecreate.org/

News feed from A-N on Brexit: https://www.a-n.co.uk/explore/news/for/brexit

e.     Literature

Literature Wales & Welsh Books Council (Wales level): http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgConsultationDisplay.aspx?id=317&RPID=1514832176&cp=yes 

UK publishers association: https://www.publishers.org.uk/policy/brexit/  

Scottish publishers association: http://www.publishingscotland.org/about-publishing/publishers-and-brexit/

All party writers group: https://allpartywritersgroup.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ALCS-CMS-select-committee-impact-of-brexit.pdf

UK society of authors: https://www.societyofauthors.org/Where-We-Stand/Brexit

f.      Creative Industries

UK Creative Industries Federation response to Withdrawal Agreement, 15 November 2018: https://www.creativeindustriesfederation.com/news/creative-industries-federation-response-withdrawal-agreement-1

UK Federation’s red lines on Brexit, 17 December 2018: https://www.creativeindustriesfederation.com/news/federations-red-lines-brexit

UK Creative Industries Federation, The immigration white paper: what does it mean for the creative industries?, 19 December 2018: https://www.creativeindustriesfederation.com/news/immigration-white-paper-what-does-mean-creative-industries

g.     Fashion and Textile industry

UK Fashion and Textiles Association (UKFT) preparing for a ‘no deal’ Brexit: https://www.ukft.org/lobbying-and-government-relations/brexit/

h.     Cultural heritage (including museum and research)

Response from the Welsh National museum: http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgConsultationDisplay.aspx?id=317&RPID=1514832176&cp=yes

Heritage alliance (perspective from England): https://www.theheritagealliance.org.uk

Brexit and the Museum Sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/257613/BrexMusIrel_report_21Feb18_web.pdf

 

Photo taken at Brexit-bootcamp by DutchCulture (14 March 2019) with Lodewijk Kuiper, , Susanne Mooij, Adam&Wolf Lawyers,  Marie Fol, Board Member,   and Dick Molenaar, All Arts.