CVAN ADVOCACY & POLICY
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM - the UK’s professional body for musicians) and a-n have announced their collaborative campaign #FreeMoveCreate to protect freedom of movement for all who work in the creative industries.
Yesterday a-n launched a five-year strategy to tackle the growing challenges artists face in sustaining their careers. The Valuing Artists strategy aims to ensure policy makers and commissioners value the artist as well as the art.
Earlier this week it was announced that the professional status of visual artists and writers in Ireland will be recognised when applying for Jobseeker’s Allowance.
It was announced in yesterday's Autumn Statement that from April 2017, museums and galleries across the UK will benefit from a tax relief for permanent exhibitions.
Thursday 3 November marked one year since the Department for Education launched a consultation on their plans to make the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) all-but compulsory in secondary schools.
Lord Kenneth Baker has called for a new baccalaureate which offers a broader curriculum and helps young people to develop a range of technical and academic skills.
The government has launched a consultation on its proposals to create a new tax credit for exhibitions. CVAN are working to support these tax changes on behalf of the sector, and urges museums and galleries located in England to engage with the consultation.
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.
You can always use statistics and evidence featured in our paper written in collaboration with a-n The Artist Information Company and submitted to Treasury last Autumn, when making the case for the visual arts in advocacy messages.