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A collective voice to advocate for the UK freelance theatre workforce

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%

of the Theatre workforce are Freelancers

estimated jobs in the Arts sector

%

of the entire UK workforce is arts and culture

billion contributed to the UK economy by the the Art and Culture sector

Who

An inclusive community for the 200,000+ self-employed and freelance workers from all areas of theatre, opera, dance and live performance, who make up 70% of the UK theatre workforce.

Aims

We aim to encourage more transparent and inclusive conversations within the theatre industry by listening to and articulating theatre freelancers’ needs to theatre managements, production companies, industry bodies and government.

WHAT

A campaign to raise awareness of the vital role of freelancers in the theatre industry.

A platform to collect the opinions and concerns of the freelance theatre workforce with the commitment to express them to theatre managements, production companies, industry bodies and government.

A central resource of information for the freelance theatre workforce that welcomes contributions from organisations and individuals to share the conversations going on behind closed doors.

While away the hours by reading the minutes from the latest #FreelancersMakeTheatreWork meeting here... https://freelancersmaketheatrework.com/fmtw-weekly-minutes-23-october/

Congratulations to Sharon D Clarke on her win at the @OlivierAwards last night.

And thank you for these words in your acceptance speech:

'shouting out, all freelancers who really do make theatre work'

@FreelancersMake

https://youtu.be/cswnSCjhsS4?t=148

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