‘Future Theatre’ Group

Andrew Whyment represented FMTW at ‘Future Theatre’ group’s meeting. Like last week, there were over a hundred theatre workers in attendance, many of them freelance.

The meeting was two-hours in length and was chaired by Amanda Parker of Inc. Arts

  • Prasanna Puwanarajah, talked about the extensive data compiled from freelancers in the Big Freelancer Survey. There will be information summarising this data in the coming weeks.

  • Kay Michael and Fehinti Balogun spoke about how people in the arts can affect climate change

  • Francesca Murray-Fuentes and Molly Sharpe shared their work on the Exchange Project, which sets up professional freelancers with furloughed professionals for professional development and artistic growth. click here

  • A member shared information on a theatre march (which is being organised for 11 July at 12pm. click here

  • Members were encouraged to join at www.campaignforthearts.org and consider signing the accompanying petition

The meeting continued with breakout rooms.

This group’s meeting minutes will now be published on the FMTW website in a tab under the News section called Theatre Future Group News.

FMTW will continue attending and reporting back on the conversations about the future of theatre.