Art students who are considering joining the arts industry after the Brexit vote have found themselves at a real risk of being outed.
Art students at the London School of Economics, the University of East Anglia and the University College London (UCL) have taken to social media to tell their story of leaving art schools after the UK voted to leave the EU.
A group of students have been in contact with the Guardian to discuss what they have been told in their art schools.
The Guardian spoke to all the students about what they’ve been told.
The students were told they were required to attend art schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland but could not be admitted to those schools.
They also found themselves unable to join any of the major UK art festivals and the art galleries that are part of them, including the London Film Festival and the Tate Modern.
All the students said they felt very anxious, anxious about what would happen if they returned to the art world, especially as they had been working in the arts for years.
They told the Guardian that they felt they were losing their own sense of identity.
“I am not going to go back to university, and I am not a member of any art society, I am just going to start working on my own.
That’s my decision,” one student said.”
Art is a form of art, it’s a creative form, and it is my life.”
The art students said that, despite being in their final year, they were still unsure about whether they wanted to go into the art industry after Brexit.
“The art world is a dangerous place.
It’s scary, but I don’t know what to do,” one said.
Another said: “I feel I’m in a bubble.
I’m not sure if I’m a good person or a bad person, and who knows what I’m going to do.”
But what I do know is I am proud of my work, and that I want to be remembered as a great artist.
I want people to know who I am.
“Art students told the paper they had a difficult time finding places to live in London after Brexit, and found it hard to find a place where they could live in a supportive environment.
One of the students who is currently in London told the newspaper that she felt like she had to start from scratch.”
It is a strange situation for a young woman to be in.
I don, for example, know if my family will be OK,” she said.