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APPG on Music report: Let the Music Move – A New Deal for Touring

19th July 2022

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Music chaired by Kevin Brennan MP, have released their report "LET THE MUSIC MOVE – A NEW DEAL FOR TOURING".

The report makes a number of recomendations to the UK governmentwith regard to solving the Creative Professionals touring crisis now that Britain has left the EU.

Kevin Says “Touring is the lifeblood of the industry… It is essential that free movement is protected forartists post 2020.”

You can read the full report buy clicking the link below.


To read and sign the letter Click here

It’s time to support the UK’s Touring Artists and Professionals!

Failure to include an EU-wide cultural work permit and visa free travel for touring professionals and artists will have a catastrophic impact on all touring art forms including theatre, dance, circus, visual arts and music.

We are fighting to to secure an exemption or provision for those ‘on tour’ who, now we have left the EU, will be required to obtain work permits in each European country they visit. The requirement to secure multiple permits and visas, places an additional cost and unnecessary burden on a sector which is keen to get back on tour. It will have a detrimental impact on the UK public and performers alike and the UK economy.

Carry on Touring is an umbrella campaign which all those who tour – and rely on touring - can support and sit under. This public facing campaign brings together voices from across the touring, cultural and creative industries sectors to secure cross-party support for Tim Brennan’s petition and campaign for the only realistic solution, a pan European EU visa and work permit waiver to be negotiated. The strength of this campaign is that it is inclusive reaching across the sector, industry and political parties.

Now is the time to ramp up the pressure on Government to return to the table and keep the show on the road for all creative touring professionals.

Watch the full video here

What can you do to support the Carry On Touring Campaign?
From as little as a £2 donation you can support our campaign to help creative professionals back to working / touring in the EU27.

All monies raised will be used to fund the campaign website and future Lobbying action.


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