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FMTW at The ABTT Theatre Show

FMTW at The ABTT Theatre Show

The ABTT Theatre Show returns to Alexandra Palace, London on 5 - 6 June this year and Freelancers Make Theatre Work will once again be in attendance. We'll be at the Theatre Show over both days advocating for freelancers among the other exhibitors and visitors as well...

Meeting with The Health and Safety Executive

Meeting with The Health and Safety Executive

Last week, we had a meeting with Karl Raw from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The meeting was about their seminar at The ABTT Theatre Show which will be focussed on health and safety for freelancers. The Health and Safety Executive is Britain’s national...

FMTW Weekly Minutes – 8 March 2024

FMTW Weekly Minutes – 8 March 2024

Chair: Josie Underwood Minutes: Alistair Cope Paul Carey Jones, Peter McKintosh Apologies: Vicki Mortimer, Jake Orr, Mimi Doulton, Bill Bankes-Jones Welcome, introductions and value statements. FMTW Values & Anti-racism statement  (2 values to be randomly...

The Big Freelancer Survey ’24 – Why we need your data.

The Big Freelancer Survey ’24 – Why we need your data.

This year’s Big Freelancer Survey is launching very soon. Here are a few questions you may have on your mind… 1. There are lots of surveys out there - do I really need to fill in this one too? The Big Freelancer Survey is the only survey of freelancers, by...

FMTW Weekly Minutes – 8 March 2024

FMTW Weekly Minutes – 2 February 2024

Chair: Josie Underwood Minutes: Alistair Cope Present: There were 8 members present for today’s meeting and those names are available on request. See AOB. Apologies:  We started the meeting with the question: What Chocolate Bar would we be ‘today?’ The question made...

FMTW Weekly Minutes – 8 March 2024

FMTW Weekly Minutes – 12 January 2024

Chair: Josie Underwood Minutes: Josie Underwood Present: Paule Constable, Josie Underwood, Mimi Doulton, Paul Carey Jones, Peter McKintosh Apologies: Alistair Cope, Vicki Mortimer Values number 8 and 3 were read alongside our anti-racism and complicity in racist...

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...

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