The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Visual Arts (APPG) is an informal, cross-party forum of MPs and Members of the House of Lords which discusses the role played by the UK’s visual arts sector. It keeps other parliamentarians informed and up to date with issues affecting the visual arts community, and with the contribution that the sector makes to society and to the UK’s economy.

The APPG also sets out ways that the visual arts can remain a vital and world-leading sector now and in the future. CVAN partners with the Design and Artists Copyright Society and a-n The Artist Information Company to form the group’s Secretariat.

More details on the group’s priorities will be published soon.

Current APPG Officers 
Damian Collins, Chair & Registered Contact, Conservative: Folkestone and Hythe
Julie Elliott, Vice-Chair, Labour: Sunderland Central
John Nicolson, Vice-Chair, Scottish National Party: Ochil and South Perthshire
Theo Clarke, Vice-Chair, Conservative: Stafford
Earl of Clancarty, Vice-Chair, crossbench: Excepted Hereditary
Lord Vaizey of Didcot, Vice-Chair, Conservative: Life peer

Registered Contact:
Damian Collins MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7072 |

Public Enquiry Point:
James MacColl, Design and Artists Copyright Society, 33 Old Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 6AA. Tel: 020 7336 8811 | Email:

Design and Artists Copyright Society, Contemporary Visual Arts Network and a-n, The Artists Information Company jointly act as the group’s secretariat. |