The SAA and its member agencies have beensupporting the Agents for Change – Diversifying Illustration Group (AFC). Agents for Change is an assembly of illustration-based agencies in the UK, working together with the shared goal of increasing diversity by helping the under-represented across the creative industry. The group has recently conducted a diversity survey across the combined rosters of its member agencies and the results will be published on the group’s website which is slated to launch on 29th March.
The SAA has also input to a recent combined Association of Illustrators and Society of Authors submission to the House of Lords which was consulting about the future of the UK-EU services trade sector after Brexit. The SAA has also supplied the Association with updated information for illustrators and their agencies regarding tax provisions and documentation when trading with Europe and the rest of the world. This included an update regarding VAT post-Brexit. The SAA continues to support The British Copyright Council and is represented on the BCC’s Copyright and Technology Working Group.