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Mon 16 May 2022 to Fri 15 Jul 2022
A summer programme of learning and action for equitable conditions in culture. How can we work together to improve the support for, and position of, people working freelance in the creative and cultural sector? Join fellow independent practitioners, cultural organisations, unions, funders and policymakers from 16 May - 15 July 2022 to learn what you can do and take action.

FREELANCE : FUTURES is a call for collective learning and action to build equitable conditions for freelancers working in culture. Through free resources, workshops, panel discussions, self-organising spaces and virtual gathering (13 JUN – 17 JUN), we explore sector organising, freelancer rights and resources, organisational transformation and policy-making.

FREELANCE : FUTURES is a 9-week programme for independent practitioners, cultural organisations, unions, funders and policymakers. The programme has been convened by a freelancer-led consortium, who have come together to build on existing advocacy, research and campaigning across culture.

Over 9 weeks, we invite you to take a journey:

13 MAY – FULL PROGRAMME LAUNCH: Registration opens for all F : F events
16 MAY – 10 JUN: Getting informed, resourced and connected
13 JUN – 17 JUN: Online gathering, working together and creating change
20 JUN – 15 JUL: Continuing the work, embedding shifts and defining next actions

All events are free, ticketed, and accessible. In recognition that freelancers are often not remunerated for the time taken to attend sector events, we invite large employing organisations to nominate and commit to paying two freelancers within their eco-systems £250 each, to support their attendance. Freelancers who aren’t supported by an organisation to attend can apply for a bursary of £250.

See the full programme and register here

FREELANCE : FUTURES is convened by a freelancer-led consortium including: Freelancers Make Theatre Work, Inc Arts, Migrants In Culture, MAX Musician and Artist Exchange, people make it work, Something To Aim For and What Next?

Commissioned and funded by Arts Council England.

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