Best practice in creating collaborative and profit share performance

We all believe there should be more subsidy of the arts sector. We all believe everyone should get paid a good wage for a good days work. We also realise that at the moment there simply isn’t enough money in the theatre industry to make the amount of work we do and pay everyone properly for it.

So on the one hand we need to continue lobbying government for more money. But there appears very little appetite from any of the political parties to actually increase funding to any sort of level that would result in there being enough money to pay everyone. So assuming we don’t want to see culture output massively reduced in the UK – how do we carry on making theatre ethically, without exploiting anyone, at a time when there simply isn’t enough money to go round.

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The afternoon discussion looks to give you the opportunity to work through the issues you’ve faced as collaborative theatre makers. How do we best organise our productions so everyone involved feels valued and well treated, even if that value can’t always be expressed financially. What structures do we need, what processes should we follow and what procedures can we adopt to create the fairest possible productions. What is the best practice for running collaborative theatre?

Clearly there is no equitable way to distribute insufficient funds – but that is the situation we currently find ourselves in, so for those of us who think it’s important to keep culture alive – this will be a chance to ask how do we do the best we possibly can with what we currently have.

The event is free to attend but please reserve your place following the BOOK NOW link.

14:00 – 15:15 – Panel Discussion
15:30 – 17:00 – Open Space
17:00 – 18:00 – Networking Drinks

Hosted by: Middlesex University Theatre Arts Department, Mimetic Festival, Artists Anonymous Theatre Network.


Alexander Parsonage – Artistic Director Mimetic Festival
Emmanuel de Lange – Equity Low Pay No Pay Officer
Rafe Beckley – Author ‘Open Books Theatre Management
Flavia Fraser-Cannon – Producer

Supported by:

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Here is a link to the audio of the above session – please check the Facebook event for more details:

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