‘In every child there is a poem, in every child there is a painting, in every child there is music’
Jeremy Corbyn, Glastonbury 2017.
A4L is a network of arts and cultural workers based across the UK, and open to all in the Labour movement and those who support it.
Set up in 1980, A4L has a long-standing commitment to cultural democracy. By this we mean encouraging arts and cultural practice which comes out of the lived experience – rooted and local – of everyone living in the UK.
Arts and culture are fundamentally important in helping build a fair, just and healthy society. This requires equitable and transparent policy and funding structures to deliver for the many and not just the few.
We will support Labour in local, devolved and national government setting out, supporting and delivering progressive arts and culture policies, programmes and practices.
This website is work in progress. We will be online in more detail between now (September 2018) and the end of the year.
Expect to see the ARTS POLICY HUB (policy, research and progressive practice) and how to GET INVOLVED within the party and the movement for a democratic approach to culture and the arts.
Meanwhile we invite you to join us, support us and collaborate with us. For more information, to contribute or to be on our mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org