Glyndebourne has announced plans to launch a freelance fund for its contractors.
The Glyndebourne Freelancer Fund commits to ring-fencing 10% of the opera house’s annual freelancer costs. Further details are expected later this year.
The investment is part of a focus on “crucial investment to maintain competitive edge,” the organisation says.
Managing Director Sarah Hopwood said: “We have all become much more aware of the imbalance between performing arts companies and the freelancers who make up 70% of the theatre workforce.
“Glyndebourne will only survive and thrive if we can call on the skills and expertise of those people and we’re determined to play a part in helping to create a new, more equitable support structure for them.”