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Theatre and Activism: Vladimir Jurowski Interview

Theatre and Activism: Vladimir Jurowski Interview

Conductor Vladimir Jurowski grabbed international headlines recently when his performance of Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony in Lucerne with the orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper was interrupted by climate activists. Jurowski’s response, pausing the performance...

Cancellation of the ‘Spotlight Premiere’ statement

Cancellation of the ‘Spotlight Premiere’ statement

Freelancers Make Theatre Work welcome the news that Spotlight have cancelled their plans for a 'Spotlight Premiere' option. We hope this encourages wider conversations around current models of recruitment within the industry, many of which rely on freelancers having...

Latest DCMS Industry Data

Latest DCMS Industry Data

Figures released by DCMS this week suggest that there has been a dramatic recent decline in the number of filled jobs in the music, performing arts and visual arts sectors in the UK. FMTW told The Stage, “The data and reports we’ve been gathering over the last three...

The Good Work Review

The Good Work Review

The Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre has been hard at work gathering input to follow up on its recent Good Work Review, examining job quality across the creative industries in the UK. FMTW have been involved in the process at multiple stages, and we...

Spotlight on Spotlight

Spotlight on Spotlight

UK actors have been reacting strongly to Spotlight’s proposed launch of its new “Premiere Membership” scheme, expanding the services currently offered to subscribers, but at a substantially increased cost. More experienced readers will recall the era when Spotlight...

Support during times of conflict – Updated

Support during times of conflict – Updated

As we witness atrocities happening throughout the world, we recognise that many are left wondering what they can do to support those impacted by war and conflict. Developed with some of those affected, here are some ways you can support the people you work with during...

Guest Blog – Why I’m angry at ACE

Guest Blog – Why I’m angry at ACE

I’m angry.  Really angry now.   In a week when we have witnessed so much horror in the global news, I know that I am feeling lost, angry and helpless; and it may seem indulgent and insensitive to then shift my fury towards Arts Council England - into a world that many...

Just Stop Oil and Theatre’s response to the climate crisis. Blog

Just Stop Oil and Theatre’s response to the climate crisis. Blog

Just Stop Oil activists were back in the headlines last week, as they disrupted a performance of Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre in London. Freelancers make Theatre Work’s Paule Constable had these thoughts: “It is a hugely complex situation. There is the...

Data – What does is mean? Blog

Data – What does is mean? Blog

It’s a buzz word. These days people talk about it constantly, within FMTW as much as anywhere else. But what does it mean? One crucial point to grasp is that it’s not just numbers. Qualitative data - the vast collection of reports and stories we receive from...

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