From: Rob Gawthrop (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Apr 14 2009 - 09:19:18 PDT
Its not easy to navigate but these are the official links on the Border
For visiting artists
Some festivals are recognised and participants in those have a degree of
PS I'm no expert and wont be able to answer any more questions on this.
On 14/4/09 16:36, "Raymond Salvatore Harmon" <email suppressed> wrote:
> I still can't find an actual link or site that details the changes mentioned
> here. I recently applied for a visa sponsorship license for the Equinox
> Festival. Although the license does cost a bit upfront once you get it the
> entry forms are only £10 per artist. They take about 5 minutes to fill out
> online and only ask for passport details.
> That said this is all concerning artists who are being paid to be in the UK.
> Anyone coming who is not being paid (for instance most visiting filmmakers)
> can do so on a visitors entry visa (what you get when you show up).
> If I am wrong about this please post a link as I have just gone through the
> paper work recently.
> Beyond all of this I do really wish that the UK and US could come up with an
> employment exchange system like the UK has with the EU. Something that would
> allow open exchange of workers in any field across the board. It would greatly
> benefit both economies.
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