Friday, 17 February 2012

a further note...

                                 



"From April 1st 2012 in Scotland, exhibitions and events - including those to be held free of charge - will be required to pay hefty fees to obtain a Public Entertainment Licence. This will cripple grassroots art and culture in Scotland. Small, independent venues such as coffee shops who support artists and performers by hosting free events will not be able to sustain the fees announced.
Local co uncils are setting fees ranging from £127 - £7500. 


Licence applications will take up to 6 weeks to process. Glasgow City Council are imposing a £20,000 fine or six months in prison if you hold an event in the city without a licence.

Visual arts, community organizations, clubs and activity groups, students, charities and performing artists of all types will feel the restrictions imposed by this licensing change. It is a tax on arts and entertainment.
The Scottish Government and local councils must urgently review this and scrap the proposed fees, particularly those to be imposed on free events and on temporarily licensing small venues."


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