On 23 November, Culture Action Member, Contemporary Visual Arts Networks England (CVAN) published a call to action for policy makers, “Policy Priorities for the Visual Arts Sector”.
Whilst the cultural sector shows signs of recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to note that audience and visitor numbers have not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels and visual arts organisations are struggling to recruit and retain talented staff as people seek less precarious work in other sectors.
CVAN has consulted their network across nine regions on which policy priorities must be addressed in order for the sector to prosper. Following that cooperation, the report included concrete policy recommendations, specifically:
- Supporting sector’s workforce
- Museum and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief
- Easing the Cost-of-living Crisis
- Fostering an Equitable Sector
- Defining the Sector
Download the full report to learn the CVAN’s input into the amplification of the Visual Arts sector as a working domain.