A Practical Guide to Brexit for Outdoor Arts Touring Companies

XTRAX has teamed up with Split Second to produce an informative guide for touring post-Brexit.

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The document is for companies, artists and festivals and aims to offer advice and some clarity on how to prepare to work internationally in 2021 and beyond.

This guide covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Administrative impact: contracts, tax, insurance, EU funding
  • Movement of people: Visas, passports, ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System), sponsorship licence and accessibility
  • Movement of goods and vehicles: Export and imports, EORI (Economic Operators Registration and Identification), ATA carnet, driving licences, creative freight solutions
  • Touring: impact and landscape, working with agents, budgeting 

All of the above is supported by examples and case studies given by a selection of companies who have examined how Brexit will impact them depending on the scale of their productions, their touring party, their cast members’ nationalities, and more. 

Furthermore, a section of this document is also dedicated to exploring some of the creative solutions companies have been considering to ease their transition. We look forward to exploring this topic further as we approach the new touring season. 

Given the ambiguous timeline and outcome of the Brexit deal, this guide cannot be conclusive, but points toward a likely direction. This guide will continue to evolve as more information becomes available. We invite you to come back to it in the next weeks and months, as we continue updating when information is shared by the British Government. 

We believe that open communication between companies and programmers/festivals is crucial during these uncertain times. We encourage you to get in touch and sign up to our newsletter here to stay up to date with the latest announcements.

We hope you will find this guide helpful and that it will become part of your toolbox to navigate EU touring over the next few months, and look forward to continuing the conversation with artists, promoters and organisations. 

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About Split Second
Split Second is a new production company led by Axel Satgé and Kevin Wratten, two producers who share a passion for innovative performance. Split Second collaborates with artists who are blurring the lines between circus, dance and theatre, creates projects to support the development of artists and producers and works to strengthen the sector through consultation, research and being an active voice in international networks.  www.splitsecond.org.uk

This activity is supported by Platform 4:UK, XTRAX’s Arts Council of England funded project for international collaboration in outdoor arts.

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