Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Session 2004-05

18 January 2005

New inquiry:

The Market for Art

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has agreed to inquire into the sponsorship, by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, of the United Kingdom art market.  A particular focus is ways of supporting and encouraging living artists and the production of new work.

The Committee is also interested in establishing what scope exists to promote best practice in the conduct of financial relationships between artists and art market professionals.  Views are also sought on the future operation and likely impact of European Directive 2001/84/EC on artists’ resale right (droit de suite). 

Written submissions are invited from any interested organisation or individual by Thursday 10 February 2005.