#FreeMoveCreate has today unveiled new campaign logos, generously donated by award-winning communication design agency Cog Design.
The Incorporated Society of Musicians and a-n The Artists Information Company launched #FreeMoveCreate to ensure flexible travel for all those who work in the creative industries last month, in response to growing concerns about Brexit from across the creative disciplines.
The campaign represents the coming together of more than 30,000 artists and musicians from across the memberships of both organisations.
Michael Smith, Founding Director of Cog Design said: ‘It must be difficult for politicians to understand the daily reality of a creative professional. What they won’t realise is that any barrier to movement, however small, will have a direct impact on the working lives of creative people, and the reputation and finances of our nation. As an agency that works exclusively in the cultural and creative sectors we are well placed to see the impact that even perceived, potential hurdles are already having. We are delighted to support such an important campaign by donating our time and expertise.’
Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive, Incorporated Society of Musicians said: ‘For designers, like musicians and artists, flexible travel across the EU plays is vital. We are so grateful to the award-winning Cog Design for their support, and for donating their time and expertise to give the #FreeMoveCreate campaign these amazing logos. Working with our campaign partners at a-n The Artists Information Company, we must make sure the voices of every artist – whether they are a musician, artist, designer, filmmaker, designer, techie or involved in the creative industries in some way – is heard within the Brexit negotiations. We urge everyone who cares about the future of creativity to sign up to #FreeMoveCreate at freemovecreate.org.’
Jeanie Scott, Director of a-n The Artists Information Company, said: ‘Many thanks to Cog Design for creating such vibrant logos to match our exciting campaign yet vital campaign with the ISM. An open, stable market place is important to all artists to ensure they can afford the costs of making, selling and distributing their work in the UK and beyond. We must make sure our artists’ growing concerns, are heard within the many Brexit discussions and negotiations that will take place over the coming months. There are of course, concerns from all creative disciplines and across many artforms – which is why #FreeMoveCreate will work to make sure our largely self-employed artist communities across the UK can engage with and contribute to the campaign.’