Issue 323: Getting started in the arts

  • Getting started in the arts

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    18 Apr 2019

    So you think freelancing could be for you, but are you clear about the importance of networking, fee-setting and admin? Lucy Tomlinson offers some guidance on what to expect.

    In the light of the findings from the ArtsPay survey 2018, and if you recently read this commentary, you would think that no one in their right mind would willingly embark on a freelance career in the arts at the moment. You’d be looking at stagnated or wildly random pay, as well as a working life of precarious security, antisocial hours and non-existent regulation.

    You may share your daily fee and never hear from them again

    Yet, not economically surprising, the number of... more

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