Movement of Freedom
Edinburgh Art Festival | Workshop
Movment of Freedom
Organised by Deveron Projects and Many Studios for Edinburgh Art Festival
Friday 26 July 2019, 1pm - 3.30pm
Stills: Centre for Photography
23 Cockburn Street,
Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
Frieze: ‘It’s Catastrophic’ – How the UK’s Immigration Demands Hurt the Art World, Chris Sharratt, August 2019
Deveron Projects in collaboration with Many Studios hosted an afternoon of discussions on current UK visa regulations and the impact the UK Government’s ‘unreceptive environment’ has on the creative and cultural sector in Scotland today.
Contributors include artists and art representatives who have firsthand experience on this emerging issue: Claudia Zeiske, Deveron Projects; Natalia Palombo, Many Studios; Nick Barley, Edinburgh International Book Festival; Alasdair Campbell, Counterflows; May Murad, Artist, Gaza and Ayọ̀ Akínwándé, Artist, Lagos (both of whom are joining via Skype after being denied visas); Craig Salter and Craig Thomson, Scottish Government; Amanda Catto, Creative Scotland; Maureen Dalton, National Theatre Scotland.
Image: Walking without Walls, 2018, May Murad
Supported by Creative Scotland & German Consulate Edinburgh.
Thanks to everyone who participated in Movement of Freedom workshop, the contributions on the day were extremely rich. We are now bringing together a draft manifesto and will circulate this around the group who attended. If you’d like to feed into this document, and the wider toolkit, please email Natalia at firstname.lastname@example.org.