"A World with Walls: How Brexit Could Stifle the Success of Outdoor Arts"
Friday, July 12, 2019
Posted by: Minji Kim
The outdoor arts sector has experienced growth over the last decade, but could a no-deal Brexit put the brakes on this? Maggie Clarke and Irene Segura from XTRAX, a service organization that supports the outdoor performance sector by advocating, commissioning, promoting, programming, and producing street art shares their concerns on this article published by Arts Professional magazine.
The looming uncertainty of Brexit presents real threats to the continued development of this buzzing sector. When securing bookings, UK artists are competing and collaborating with European peers. Alongside the cost and time it takes to travel to Europe, our different currency, language and bureaucracy is already a challenge. Differences in domestic funding systems and cost of living mean that UK companies often cost more than their European equivalents, and generally lack the travel and freight subsidies available to other artists based in Europe.