Visual Arts APPG

First Registered: 14/07/2021 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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The APPG provides a forum for parliamentarians to discuss the role played by the visual arts in the UK. It informs parliamentarians about the latest issues affecting the visual arts community, the contribution the visual arts make to our society and economy and puts forward ideas about how it can remain a vibrant and world-leading sector.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Visual Arts

1. Visual Arts
14/07/2021 - APPGs

Found: parliamentarians to discuss the role played by the visual arts in the UK. It informs parliamentarians about

2. DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates 2019: Business Demographics data tables
14/10/2021 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Industrial Classifications used to define the Audio Visual and Computer Games sectors 2a Number of businesses

3. Contemporary Visual Arts Network - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: The Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Contemporary Visual Arts NetworkWritten Evidence Submitted by the Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) The

4. Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education - written evidence
12/06/2018 - Inquiry: The Social Impact of Participation in Culture and Sport - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: (HEI) need encouragement and support to deliver an arts education to a diversity of young people.The Department

5. Arts Council England - written evidence
27/02/2019 - Inquiry: Immersive and addictive technologies - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Arts Council EnglandWritten evidence submitted by Arts Council England   Digital,

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Recent Speeches related to Visual Arts

1. Arts: Government Support
16/11/2017 - Grand Committee

1: contribution to society. That is its value. The arts as a project of contemporary work should not have - Speech Link

2. Fiscal Support for Events Industry: Covid-19
13/10/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: programme of cultural activities: music, theatre, arts and outdoor festivals, as well as conferences, ceremonies - Speech Link
2: council area of Ards and North Down, culture and the arts are vital. It is a core issue for the council, to - Speech Link
3: actually value the arts, but they must surely respect the billions of pounds the arts bring into the coffers - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: Arts Sector
15/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: are taking (1) to support freelance workers in the arts sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) to - Speech Link
2: challenge that the current pandemic poses to our arts sector and to the many individuals, including freelances - Speech Link
3: that the Government are giving to music and the arts, including the £165 million recently announced, - Speech Link

4. Arts: Impact of Brexit
11/10/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: That this House takes note of the impact on the arts of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European - Speech Link
2: alone take on the mighty American pop industry. The arts have proved the best engine to dynamise failing - Speech Link
3: all he did to contribute on issues relating to the arts and the theatre. I feel sure that, were he still - Speech Link

5. Brexit: Movement of People in the Cultural Sector (European Union Committee Report)
15/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: impact that ending free movement could have on the arts sector in the UK but on the negative impact that - Speech Link
2: reaches out to local people through, for example, a visual artistic exhibition from Switzerland in the indoor - Speech Link
3: years, said:“You will find nobody in the arts world who doesn’t think there is an enormous black - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Visual Arts
1. Visual Arts: Coronavirus
asked by: Lord Clement-Jones
27/07/2020
... will include support for visual artists.

2. Visual Arts: Coronavirus
asked by: Kevin Brennan
21/05/2020
... what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 outbreak on the income of self-employed visual artists.

3. Planning Permission: Visual Arts
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
23/04/2021
... whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of requiring planning permission from local authorities before large public artwork can be installed.

4. Visual Arts: GCSE
asked by: Tom Watson
08/03/2017
... how many (a) students and (b) students eligible for free school meals took the Fine Art GCSE examination in each of the last six years.

5. Visual Arts
asked by: Nigel Adams
11/02/2016
... what the economic value of the visual arts sector was in the last five years.

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6 Current APPG Officers
Damian Collins Portrait
Damian Collins
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Folkestone and Hythe
Joined: 14th July 2021
John Nicolson Portrait
John Nicolson
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Ochil and South Perthshire
Joined: 14th July 2021
Earl of Clancarty Portrait
Earl of Clancarty
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 14th July 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Damian Collins MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7072.

Email: damian.collins.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

James MacColl, Design and Artists Copyright Society, 33 Old Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 6AA. Tel: 020 7336 8811

Email: james.maccoll@dacs.org.uk

Secretariat:

Design and Artists Copyright Society, Contemporary Visual Arts Network and a-n, The Artists Information Company jointly act as the group's secretariat. https://www.dacs.org.uk/ and http://www.cvan.art/ and https://www.a-n.co.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.visualartsappg.com

Benefits in Kind
Date
28 Jun 2021
Source
Design and Artists Copyright Society
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 28/06/2021 To : 27/06/2022
Value
£1,501
Date
28 Jun 2021
Source
Contemporary Visual Arts Network
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 28/06/2021 To : 28/06/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
28 Jun 2021
Source
A-n, The Artists Information Company
Description
Joint Secretariat   From : 28/06/2021 To : 28/06/2022
Value
£1,501
Date
28 Jun 2021
Source
Luther Pendragon Ltd
Description
Luther Pendragon Ltd was paid by Design and Artists Copyright Society, Contemporary Visual Arts Network, and a-n, The Artists Information Company to support the group's inaugural meeting and develop its website
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Visual Arts APPG