Welcome to Arts for Labour

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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 policies and funding structures to deliver for the many and not just the few.

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We will support Labour in local, devolved and national government setting out, supporting and delivering progressive arts and culture policies, programmes and practices. We will support Labour by advocating how culture and the arts can contribute throughout the post covid transition and recovery period and beyond. Back to “business as before/normal” is not an option.

Expect to see the Arts Policy Hub (policy, research and progressive practice) and how to Get Involve within the party and the movement for a democratic approach to culture and the arts.

For more information, to contribute, join, support and collaborate with us please join our mailing list admin@artsforlabour.uk

This website is work in progress, we will be updating in June.