Arts Derbyshire


Freelance Futures

About the event

Register for Freelance: Futures to access resources and participate in workshops, panel discussions, self-organising spaces and virtual gatherings that will aim to help everyone play their role in building equitable conditions for freelancers.

Attendance is free and the programme is split into three phases: 

  • 16 May – 10 June Getting informed, resourced and connected 
  • 13 – 17 June Online gathering, working together and creating change 
  • 20 June – 5 July Continuing the work, embedding shifts and defining next actions

You can choose to engage with as many resources and sessions as you’d like and are able to


Supporting freelancers to attend

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.

Bursaries available 

Freelancers who aren’t supported by an organisation to attend can apply for a bursary of £250. 

There are 40 bursaries available and applications are now open until Wednesday 11 May


Help spread the word

Whatever your role in creativity and culture, or beyond it, you can make a difference. And with everyone playing their part, we will see the transformation that’s needed. 

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Commissioned & Funded by Arts Council England

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