Foreign artists who have faced difficulty in entering Britain have been promised a smoother path, thanks to an initiative of the Arts Council and the TV producers’ organisation. PACT.
Between them, the two bodies have secured 300 visas for people who are “internationally recognised as world leaders in the arts” to stay in Britain for up to three years and four months without having to show that they have somewhere to work. It specifically co0vers artists who want to live in the UK for long period, not concerto fly-by-nights.
More details here. The commendable scheme is designed to curb recent embarrassments.