Saturday, 11 February 2012

Campaign against GCC Public Entertainment License Meeting

Saturday, 18 February 2012
1pm - 4pm
The Glue Factory
22 Farnell Street, G4 9SE Glasgow

As of 1st April 2012, Glasgow City Council will be changing their 'Entertainments' License, to include all free events, including Exhibitions.
After this date, all proposed public exhibitions, regardless of scale, will need to submit a tedious application along with a hefty fee, 6 weeks prior to the date, as well as public notification, 6 sets of lay out plans, and will involve consultation with Strathclyde police, Strathclyde Fire Brigade, Building Control, Environmental Health, local councillors, local community councils, and local area management committees.

It's a ridiculously bureaucratic process which is being introduced at a particularly uncertain period, weeks before the start of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art - GI2012.

At a time were Glasgow creative community is the subject of extensive research, being branded the "Glasgow Miracle", and when 2012 is being marketed as the "Year of Creative Scotland", this will have a crippling impact on many small scale, non-profit, emerging organisations, artists and practitioners.

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