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Advocating in Parliament

a photograph showing a man hanging black and white photographic prints to dry in a studio.
Pogus Caesar in his studio.
Photo: Chris Waggott

A Voice for Visual Artists in Parliament

DASC advocates for visual artists in the UK Parliament, regularly providing briefings and evidence on a range of issues affecting visual artists, and taking part in committees, discussions and inquiries.

All Party Parliamentary Group for the Visual Arts

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Visual Arts has been established to provide a forum for parliamentarians to foster a deeper understanding of the issues and challenges faced by UK visual artists.

The APPG’s statement of purpose is to:

  • Advance the understanding of how visual artists carry out their practice and develop their careers;
  • Ensure fair pay for visual artists and safeguard their intellectual property rights;
  • Recognise the value artists bring to society and the UK economy, and ensure their artistic contributions are rewarded;
  • Foster an environment in the UK in which visual artists can flourish.

The APPG for the Visual Arts is jointly run by DACS, a-n and CVAN.

Further information, including a list of current APPG officers, can be found via the APPG for Visual Arts website.

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