WRITE TO YOUR MP AGAIN - LOBBY GOVERNMENT
It is hugely important to voice the concerns of the freelance theatre community to the Government after the announcement of the £1.57 billion investment package.
Whether any of this money is for the freelance community is unclear - Rishi Sunak says No; the Arts Council and some of the theatres themselves say Yes.
The Big Freelancer Survey revealed that:
1 in 3 theatre freelancers did not qualify for any financial support
33% of all freelancers said they are likely to leave the industry due to economic instability
After August NOT ONE OF US will have any financial support and it looks increasingly likely that the industry might not start up again until next spring at the earliest.
We urgently encourage you to write to your MP. Let's keep the pressure up and the message about freelancers being forgotten on the agenda.
Below is a way of finding you local MP's details and a template letter for you to use advocating for:
FURTHER SUPPORT FOR FREELANCERS UNTIL WE CAN RETURN TO WORK
FREELANCERS TO BE GIVEN A PLACE IN ALL DECISION-MAKING ABOUT THE ARTS