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Discuss: Widening Participation


Unpaid acting work deters widening participation at drama schools. Discuss.

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Solution Proposed: Fair Trade Theatre Tickets Scheme


FAIR TRADE THEATRE TICKETS
If we want to buy coffee where the producers have been paid a decent living wage for their work, we have no problem with the idea that we have to pay more. So what’s wrong with letting an audience know that if they want the theatre cast they’re seeing to be paid a living wage they need to pay more for theatre? Continue reading

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The Stage / News / Equity encourages performers to take action against unpaid work


The Stage / News / Equity encourages performers to take action against unpaid work. Equity is calling on its members to consider legal action against organisations that try to bypass the law.

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CONFERENCE: The Cultural Labour Market- Highlighting Low Pay/No Pay Issue


Conference on Cultural Workforce Issues – City University London. Conference Dates: 10 March 2010 Times: 2-7pm “Until relatively recently, conditions within cultural labour markets were of little interest to policymakers. They were assumed to offer “good work”, and the only … Continue reading

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Old Vic to exploit vulnerable young workers in dubious internships


Normally AMW blog does not involve itself in the issue of unpaid internships.  But the Old Vic has been on the radar recently, as currently one of the biggest employers of unpaid actors in the country. The Old Vic has not … Continue reading

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ACE is redeveloping the Arts Jobs site to counter unlawful ‘Volunteering Oportunities’


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 … Continue reading

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Arts Council suspends all Artsjobs adverts of unpaid work


From: http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/ “Please note that due to the high volume of adverts for unpaid opportunities that contravene Minimum Wage Regulations we are temporarily suspending adverts for unpaid work, work experience, voluntary roles or internships. This is so we can make … Continue reading

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OLD VIC seeks 100+ actors UNPAID


UPDATED 30 July 2010 This Old Vic ad has been removed from the Arts Council ‘Artsjobs’ Website: (click image for full size version) The above advert placed in ArtsJobs (the Arts Council’s website) seems to have been trawling for 100+ … Continue reading

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Arts Council Cracks Down On Illegal Jobs but ‘Voluntary Opportunities’ Still Problematic | Arts Group


Re-blogged via Arts Council Cracks Down On Illegal Jobs | Arts Group. In response to pressure from fair pay campaigners, the Arts Council England (ACE) has begun to crack down on illegal postings on its site Arts Jobs. Staff at ACE summarized the … Continue reading

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