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Musicians: EU Countries

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL655, tabled on 27 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on establishing a transactional support fund for UK musicians looking to tour the EU.

Answered on

7 June 2021

The Government recognises the world-leading position of the UK performing arts sector and the rich breadth of artistic talent across the UK.

UK performers and artists are of course still able to tour and perform in the EU, and vice versa. However, we understand the concerns about the new arrangements and we are working with the creative and cultural sectors to help them get to grips with the changes to systems and processes.

We are looking closely at a range of options to support musicians and performers to resume touring with ease as soon as it is safe to do so, including proposals for an Export Office that could provide further practical help. We will set out next steps in due course.