Archiv: Artists for Brexit

06.06.2019 - 18:35 [ Artists for Brexit ]

Today AFB emailed a set of questions to the Tory leadership candidates on their proposals for the arts once we leave the EU. We’ll let you know if they respond! Find the questions here on our blog. @BorisJohnson @michaelgove @DominicRaab @RoryStewartUK

31.05.2019 - 09:11 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

The #EUelections saw 52% of the vote go to parties committed to Brexit + 48% go to parties committed to Remain, when counting parties with a declared position on Brexit. So @Conservatives now need to build the support for Brexit by committing to a fairer, better post-Brexit UK.

24.04.2019 - 16:18 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

This is WONDERFUL news! @Fox_Claire has supported AFB from the start and always stuck by us. She’s also been a massive inspiration to all involved, as she cares deeply about art, culture, working people + democracy: what a great day it is for all who support #democracy + #Brexit!

16.04.2019 - 00:24 [ Artists for Brexit ]


Artists for Brexit is a group open to artists of differing political persuasions, Leave and Remain voters and those united by a shared belief in the importance of upholding democracy and the implementation of the referendum result to leave the EU.

We want to continue to live and work in a society that, even when the decisions to be made are difficult, respects democracy as our most important value. A country that is tolerant and politically independent, innovative in its art and ideas, reaching out and welcoming to the world

​We are Artists for Brexit.

17.03.2019 - 20:42 [ Artists for Brexit / Twitter ]

Our dream and desire to live in an independent and true democracy can not and won’t ever be extinguished, for it is the dream and desire of people throughout the world. So please fight on, comrades: write to MPs, get involved in ground campaigns and #StandUp4Brexit and democracy.

12.03.2019 - 16:12 [ Artists for Brexit / Twitter ]

‚I’ve always argued a left-wing case for leaving. It is, to say the least, an unfashionable position, usually met with anxious looks, sullen silence or overt hostility from one or other artist, curator or art bureaucrat,‘ says the brave @jjcharlesworth


04.03.2019 - 20:31 [ Artists for Brexit ]

The Full Brexit: Launch of the ‚Transforming Britain After Brexit‘ Tour

Today, we are launching Transforming Britain After Brexit, a national Brexit tour. The tour is organised by Labour Leave, Trade Unionists Against the EU, the European Research Network on Social and Economic Policy, Polity Books, and The Full Brexit and includes dates in Coventry (4th), Manchester (5th), Liverpool (8th), London (25th), and Durham (28th).

Our aim with the tour is to promote arguments critical to the EU from a Left perspective that we feel have not been put forward enough in the British media. Economist and former Syriza member Professor Costas Lapavitsas is a key speaker at each event, and will be discussing his book The Left Case Against the EU.

22.12.2018 - 13:14 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Well, you can forget the @peoplesvote_uk now! It’s clearly now time for all democratically minded arts workers + supporters of the arts to get behind Brexit and have a stake in it now. Join @artists4brexit today and have a stake in the Brexit process!

03.12.2018 - 21:15 [ Esther Lawton / Artists for Brexit ]

Confessions of a pro-Brexit millennial

It’s 2014, and I’m sitting in a university classroom in England. Right now, I’m a dance educator and studying for a more theoretical MA in the subject at the same time. This class is about contextualising performance practices within the political sphere. But most art isn’t political, I think. Our lecturer goes on to explain. Politics, I hear, is really a term about power relations. Almost every action performed by a human when there are other humans present is political, in so much as it is an assertion of status, whether higher or lower, in the greater game of power relations. We act out of a desire to attain something, perhaps to create order, perhaps to make things work for ourselves, but it’s impossible, I hear, to create art that is not an assertion of status in the context of human relations in some capacity. From now on, I look at government-funded art in a different way. I look at all art in a different way.

26.11.2018 - 14:17 [ Artists for Brexit / Twitter ]

Artists and arts workers have just as much reason as everyone else to #StandUp4Brexit and reject @theresa_may’s #turkeytrap #BRINO ‚Brexit‘ proposals. @StandUp4Brexit comprehensively debunk them in this essential article. We must now seek a #WTOBrexit.

25.11.2018 - 12:40 [ Artists for Brexit / Twitter ]

Why should artists be for Brexit? The restoration of British democracy and it’s independence from the undemocratic EU are surely the main reasons. But in this article we give our answers to some frequently asked questions by artists and arts workers.

21.11.2018 - 19:36 [ Artists for Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

Our congratulations to @StLukesLondon! It’s great to see work being done by creatives besides associates of AFB to start to articulate a positive vision of post-Brexit Britain, when we’ll be independent again, our democracy restored and thereby eventually feeling positive again!

21.11.2018 - 19:31 [ ]

Artists scared they’ll lose jobs if they admit to backing Brexit

(14.2.2018) Daltrey added: “We are getting out, and when the dust settles I think that it’ll be seen that it’s the right thing for this country to have done, that’s for sure. It’s got nothing to do with any of the immigration issues or any of that for me. It was to do with much more. The majority of this country felt that their voices weren’t being heard. It would have been nice to do a deal with Europe but they didn’t want to do a deal, and they sent Cameron back with a bag.”

Caps off to Artists 4 Brexit, there should be no stigma attached to being a Brexiteer whatsoever.

John Cleese, Roger Daltrey, Sir Michael Caine, Susan Hill