A Note on the Upcoming General Election from Sheffield Creative Guild
One of our big goals for the next year is to establish a lobbying role for political issues effecting artists and creatives in the city. As such, we want to make sure that you have the facts on policies which might effect you in the upcoming election.
So, we thought it would be useful to draw together the pledges, statements and manifesto promises made by each of the major parties in relation to Arts and Culture policy in one handy summary.
Whilst not all parties have released their Manifestos, the voting registration deadline is midday on Monday the 22nd May and so we thought it was important to get this information our prior to that cut off.
Links in the summary will also take you to all parties' 2017 Manifestos as soon as they are published (for more up to date information).
Please note this is neutral copy-and-pasting, and is not intended as endorsement of any political party.
We also wanted to share two campaign documents from What Next?, a national network of artists and arts organisations who lobby a good deal with government on issues relating to arts and culture, namely arts education, public funding and participation.
You can download these here:
What Next? Taking Action General Election 2017
What Next? General Election Paper 2017
UPCOMING GUILD EVENT: What Matters Most To Our Membership?
Part of the purpose of the Guild is to be a powerful collective to advocate for the issues that matter most to our membership and we want to know What Matters Most To Our Membership!
On June 14th we're teaming up with Festival Of Debate for an interactive workshop where we can discover and discuss the issues that are most important to you.
You can find the event on Facebook here