TIC Bulletin 22/6/22 + Update on BVEP’s position in regard to Power of Events + Research.

Update on BVEP’s position in regard to Power of Events – Thank you for casting your vote on BVEP’s position in regard to the Power of Events – everyone who voted was in favour of BVEP supporting POE with 80% wanting this to be on an FOC basis (as some were already supporting financially in their own right). As such we fed back to Simon at the Power of Events, who was grateful for BVEP’s support, and accepted this came without a financial contrition – in addition there was agreement that references to BVEP would be ‘Business and Leisure Events’ which is more reflective of the partner members activities.

Research update – Glenn Bowdin has shared this recent research which may be of interest to you on attitudes to attending events:

https://theaudienceagency.org/news/cultural-participation-monitor-findings-spring-2022. The summary links through to extended findings are available here: https://theaudienceagency.org/evidence/covid-19-cultural-participation-monitor/recent-key-insights

The Audience Agency Cultural Participation Monitor (a quarterly/longitudinal study) is available from: https://theaudienceagency.org/evidence/covid-19-cultural-participation-monitor.

TIC Bulletin 22/6/22

Rail Industrial Action, impact on organisations and Visitor Economy 

If you have any real time data on the impact that the rail strikes are having on your organisation, or the Visitor Economy more generally, please share with bethan.smyth@dcms.gov.uk as soon as possible, or as it comes in. Please also copy Gaelle with any responses.

Permitted Development Rights: The Temporary Use of Land

DLUHC is set to undertake a consultation on the introduction of a new permitted development right to support pop-up camping for Summer 2023. This will gather evidence on the benefits and impacts of introducing such a right. Details of the consultation will be announced in due course. More information can be found in the Chief Planner’s recent newsletter.

Lifting of the requirement for a pre-departure test (PDT) to enter the US

From Sunday 12th June 2022, passengers boarding flights bound to the US will no longer require a pre-departure COVID-19 test. Inbound travellers, including US citizens, were previously required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test a day before boarding US-bound flights. For further information, please check the official guidance on gov.uk.

Apply to the Creative Growth Programme 

DCMS  is inviting local area partnerships in England (except London) to submit expressions of interest (EOIs) to participate in the Create Growth Programme (CGP) over three financial years (from FY22/23 to FY24/25). Each successful local area partnership will be awarded approximately £1.275 million in grant funding for business support. Creative businesses in participating local area partnerships will also have the opportunity to benefit from up to a £7 million fund for finance support, as well as investor networking activities.

Local area partnerships will be directly responsible for delivering targeted business support to high-growth potential creative businesses. It is expected that participation in the CGP will help to build local knowledge, capacity and infrastructure to support creative businesses beyond the programme. EOI applicants will be shortlisted by a panel appointed by DCMS. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit full applications to bid to participate in the programme. For more information please visit here

Cultural venues to receive £128 million to improve access to arts and culture

Cultural venues including museums, galleries and public libraries are to benefit from up to £128 million of funding to help improve accessibility to the arts and safeguard their futures. Organisations are now being encouraged to submit expressions of interest to receive support following the previous allocation of £48 million worth of funding to 60 organisations earlier this year. For more information on the specific funds, and how to apply, please visit here