01.02.2020

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

The Council has adopted, by written procedure, the decision on the conclusion of the withdrawal agreement on behalf of the EU. This follows the European Parliament's vote of consent on 29 January and the signature of the withdrawal agreement by the EU and the United Kingdom on 24 January.

The withdrawal agreement entered into force since the UK's exit from the EU, on 31 January 2020 at midnight CET. From that time on, the UK is no longer be an EU member state and will be considered as a third country.

The withdrawal agreement ensures an orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union. It covers citizens' rights, the financial settlement, a transition period,  protocols on Ireland/Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Gibraltar, governance and other separation issues. (source here). 

This article that started to be compiled from 2019 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 1 February 2020 (latest additions are in bold):


Latest information from 31 January 2021:

On travels from UK to the EU from 1 January 2021: https://www.gov.uk/visit-europe-1-january-2021

On the situation for Creative Europe programmes: http://www.creativeeuropeuk.eu/news/update-creative-europe-and-outcome-eu-referendum

On campaigns:

Brexit and a cultural way forward, together (initiated by Allianz Kulturstiftung, Campagnia di San Paolo, British Council, Goethe Institut, European Cultural Foundation): https://www.culturalfoundation.eu/library/brexit-and-a-way-forward

Cultural mobility and cross-border cultural cooperation must be preserved in future relations, by Pearle*- Live Performance Europe, and the EAEA – representing FIA, FIM, EURO-MEI: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/7de3347b351da6278fd1de007/files/12c466f0-687f-4034-9298-9875bfa7222b/Joint_call_EU_UK_Brexit_January2020_FINAL.pdf


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

Touring Europe if there’s no Brexit deal: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/touring-europe-if-theres-no-brexit-deal

General information specific from/to the cultural sector:

France Culture > Le Brexit culturel et numérique - https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/soft-power/soft-power-le-magazine-des-internets-emission-du-dimanche-22-septembre-2019?fbclid=IwAR02ONFYacdOVQpKgI2bgw38ZOiSwQSi_od3iE_rHIJOcJrC2xiYFxJU3Rc

Campaign of all creative disciplines – Free Move Create - 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

Touring Europe if there’s no Brexit deal: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/touring-europe-if-theres-no-brexit-deal

General information specific from/to the cultural sector:

France Culture > Le Brexit culturel et numérique - https://www.franceculture.fr/emissions/soft-power/soft-power-le-magazine-des-internets-emission-du-dimanche-22-septembre-2019?fbclid=IwAR02ONFYacdOVQpKgI2bgw38ZOiSwQSi_od3iE_rHIJOcJrC2xiYFxJU3Rc

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

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/

UK government, 'Organisations, businesses and individuals in the creative, cultural, and sport sectors - what to expect on day one of a no-deal Brexit': https://www.gov.uk/guidance/organisations-businesses-and-individuals-in-the-creative-cultural-and-sport-sectors-what-to-expect-on-day-one-of-a-no-deal-scenario

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/

UK government, 'Organisations, businesses and individuals in the creative, cultural, and sport sectors - what to expect on day one of a no-deal Brexit': https://www.gov.uk/guidance/organisations-businesses-and-individuals-in-the-creative-cultural-and-sport-sectors-what-to-expect-on-day-one-of-a-no-deal-scenario

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

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/

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 Creative Industries 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

UK Creative Industries Federation's Update on a No-Deal Brexit, 23 August 2019: https://www.creativeindustriesfederation.com/news/update-no-deal-brexit 

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/

British Fashion Council, 'Preparing your business in the case of a No Deal Brexit': https://www.britishfashioncouncil.co.uk/About/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

i. Architecture

RIBA, 'Brexit Facts Affecting Architects' & general resources: https://www.architecture.com/knowledge-and-resources/resources-landing-page/brexit-facts-affecting-architects & https://www.architecture.com/about/riba-brexit-briefing 

Architects' Journal, 'Brexit uncertainty "hits home hard" for architects': https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/brexit-uncertainty-hits-home-hard-for-architects/10041242.article  

ARB (architects registration board) FAQs & general info: http://www.arb.org.uk/brexit/brexit-faqs/ & http://www.arb.org.uk/brexit/ 

UK government, 'The system for recognising EU qualified architects in the UK if there is no Brexit deal': https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-system-for-recognising-eu-qualified-architects-in-the-uk-if-there-is-no-brexit-deal 

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, 'Recognition of UK Qualified Architects in Ireland in the Case of a No-Deal Brexit': https://www.riai.ie/news/article/riai_brexit_08032019 


Information on specific topics: 

IP, Patents and trademarks

Implications for Patents, Trademarks and Designs: https://www.freischem.eu/brexit-implications-for-patents-trademarks-and-designs-a-detailed-guide.html

Brexit & Designs: http://www.hgf.com/brexit/brexit-and-designs & https://www.marks-clerk.com/Direct-Access-Pages/Brexit-Designs.aspx 

Brexit: legal implications for the design industry: https://www.dba.org.uk/resources/review-brexit-legal-applications-for-the-design-industry 

Impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU – EUTMs and RCDs: https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/brexit-q-and-a

Free Movement

What do this week's Brexit announcements mean for free movement: https://www.creativeindustriesfederation.com/news/what-do-weeks-brexit-announcements-mean-free-movement 

EU Settlement Scheme: employer toolkit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eu-settlement-scheme-employer-toolkit 

EU Funding

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

 

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