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Working in Europe

This is a our central resource for all things Working in Europe related. Here you will find recent news, updates, advice, support, lobbying information and more.

This is an ever growing resource and it will be updated regularly.


It’s absolutely essential that free movement for artists is protected post-2020

Devastating, unviable, admin overload: UK stage companies count cost of Brexit -Via The Guardian

New visa rules, taxes and transport restrictions are some of the hurdles British dance and theatre organisations must now overcome to tour Europe

Updated MPs letter

Our letter about Visas and permission to work for UK artists in the EEA  was updated 23rd February 2021 and is available to download here.

Latest Newsletter

The latest FMTW newsletter is on the current effect of Brexit on The Arts

FMTW Present to DMCS Select Committee

Freelance Lighting Designer Paule Constable gave evidence to the DCMS Committee and appeared onon BBC News, continuing the conversation on EU Travel arrangements for creative workers.


Current Petitions

A list of current petitions and surveys around Brexit and its impact on the arts

Write to your MP

We update our MPs letter regularly and we encourage you to continue to send them to your local MP.

Our letter about Visas and permission to work for UK artists in the EEA  was updated 17th December 2021 and is available to download here.

Upcoming Debates / Events

Find out when & where the latest debates in parliament are happening & how you can watch them.


Quick sheet

FMTW’s guide to why we need a Visa Waiver Agreement

Updated October 2021


Find out the latest information and useful linksabout Visas and permission to work for UK artists in the EEA


Useful links all about Carnets

A Carnet is a “passport for goods”

Tax & Social Security

There are currently no rule changes around Tax and Social Security

Official Government Resources

Official updates and advice from the British Government.


Studies and papers from various sources on the impact of Brexit and what is means

Further Advice

A selection of websites and organisations offering advice and updates on Brexit and The Arts

Financial Advice

A list of financial advice websites and support pages

Financial Support

A list of government, private and charitable financial support websites.

Experience Bank

Searchable, archived, real life experiences of Working in Europe and The Arts. Some links will click through to third party sites. Send us your own experiences to be added to the Experience Bank via