Grim warning on post-Brexit arts from Germany’s culture councilmain
The head of the German Cultural Council, Olaf Zimmermann, has said that artists’ freedom of movement will be impaired by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
He specified three key areas of damage. If EU artists will need a visa to live in London, that will inhibit cultural exchanges. Collaborations between museums, arts centres and theatres will suffer.
And once the UK is no longer part of the European Union, the withdrawal of EU funding programs will kill off many joint projects in the future.
If these predictions are fulfilled, London will return to pre-War provincialism.