Three jugglers dressed in smart navy dresses sit in a row on black fold out chairs. They are each juggling 4 oranges.Three jugglers dressed in smart navy dresses sit in a row on black fold out chairs. They are each juggling 4 oranges.

International Touring post-Brexit: the Basics

In this practical workshop that took place on Tuesday 10 May 2022, we took participants through the process of preparing for international touring in a post-Brexit world. Step by step, we covered the basics of what you need to do, from checking if you need a visa or work permit to looking at insurance, tax, and movement of goods.

This workshop was aimed at outdoor artists who are at the very beginning of their international touring journey. It covered the absolute basics of what needs to be considered when preparing an international presentation in a post-Brexit landscape.

If this is an area that you’re already familiar with, we would recommend attending our next Dealing with Brexit: Open Conversations events.

This workshop was facilitated by Creative Consultant Nadine Patel.


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About Nadine Patel

Nadine has worked in the arts sector for over 27 years supporting artists and arts organisations to develop and strengthen their opportunities and growth. Current projects include being one of the mentors for the Caravan Assembly which is a curated gathering of performance makers and international programmers; international consultant on the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries; co-author of ‘The tour must go on!’; a practical guide for the UK performing sector touring work across Europe post-Brexit and Associate curator for the Cultura Inglesa Festival in Brazil. She was recently appointed to be on the European Commission’s pool of culture experts supporting the European Capitals of Culture programme.

Her previous roles include Theatre & Dance Programme Manager at British Council with responsibility for Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa & EU Europe and Projects Manager at Sadler’s Wells producing national and international tours.



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