Class based exclusion in the creative sector

In a huge wake-up call for the creative sector, the (NESTA) Creative Industries Policy and Research Centre have published a damning report on class-based exclusion.

For a quick summary, click on this tweet and read the thread, but you can read the whole thing here.

For some years, the union has taken the view that a key barrier here is low-pay at the entry level. Freelancers in film & TV often need to live in London and have access to a car. There was a very useful article about this in The Guardian a few years ago.

As a consequence, we have put some (but not yet enough) working into fleshing out the idea of a Freelance Living Wage, so I will try to post more about this in due course.

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