It is a particularly uncertain time as we continue to understand the long-term effects of the pandemic on our lives, and the impact of Brexit on how we live and work. The #ArtIsEssential campaign has been set up to unite us as one voice. As a sector, we need to come together to be visible throughout 2021 and the run-up to the Government Comprehensive Spending Review.
Whether you are an artist, arts freelancer, arts educator, arts professional, venue, organisation, network or anyone in between – you can make a difference by being part of this campaign. Let us unite to influence policy and decision-makers to do the right thing by our sector.
Impact of COVID-19 on Visual Arts Workers: Survey Results
In April a survey was launched by the Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) to gauge the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on the visual arts sector. The summary of findings have now been published.
Art X-UK Acquisitions
Over the past year, the Government Art Collection has collaborated with contemporary art networks (including New Art West Midlands) to collect new works by 45 visual artists from across the UK, celebrating and supporting the diversity of creativity across the Union.