Foreign Artists Face New Difficulties Obtaining UK Tier One Visas

December 13th, 2012

Street Artist Kaagman Boris JohnsonUK visas are increasingly difficult for foreign artists to obtain, unless the artist is virtually internationally known, according to new rules set last year in the country. In order to be granted a “tier-one” visa, an artist must be of “exceptional promise” and “an established, world-class artist. London’s Mayor, Boris Johnson, insists that London is a global hub for international artists. However, in addition to high costs, the new regulations have contributed to an 85% decrease in artist visas in the UK this year. Read more via The Art Newspaper