Bravo Arts Council! Great insight and vision to introduce screening questions for unpaid ads.
This is a major step forward not only for actors, but for the organisations and companies that offer legitimate unpaid opportunities and learning experiences for entry level workers. Congratualtions to the Arts Council for leading the way and setting the best example!
From the Stage: ACE is redeveloping the Arts Jobs site so that users can only offer “genuine volunteering opportunities” that are within the minimum wage regulations.
Users posting job adverts will have to answer mandatory questions and fill additional entry fields once the changes have been made to the website.
ACE expects the improved unpaid opportunities function to go live by September.
A spokesperson for ACE said: “We are committed to ensuring that artists and those who work in the creative industries are properly remunerated for any work that they do.
READERS PLEASE COMMENT ON THIS! Do you think this will work? How can we get other sites (Shooting People, Mandy.com, StarNOW and others) to uptake this excellent practice? Producers and others please comment. Lets talk about it!