A series of solutions-focussed conversations between freelancers and organisations that took place in Autumn 2020 to find ways to support freelancers through the current crisis, employ as many as possible in the reopening of theatres, and include us in shaping the future of our industry.
Reports from the first three series of #FutureLabs are available to read here.
What were the Future Labs?
Chaired by FMTW, each panel was formed equally of freelance theatre workers and representatives from organisations, as well as guest experts, gathered to search for solutions to issues identified by freelancers.
Through these discussions the aim was to develop practicable models for immediate and sustainable ways to support and engage freelancers. These conversations were an opportunity to share good practice, openly converse and formulate ideas. In the spirit of collaboration, they were conducted with an emphasis on shared learning and finding solutions.
How they worked?
The immediate aim of the Labs is to find ways to support freelancers through the current crisis, engage them in the reopening of theatres, and include them in shaping the future of our industry. Each discussion will be conducted in the pursuit of these solutions.
At the end of the series, we hope that we will be able to present these solutions in a way that organisations will be able to put into practice moving forward.