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Freelancers, or self-employed contractors, represent 35% of the creative industries workforce and are therefore a vital part of the cultural sector.

Complimented by our ‘Working with Freelancers’ sector support training session, this guide provides an overview of the responsibilities and distinctions of working with freelancers and is a tool to encourage objective assessment of an organisation’s current understanding and approach when working with the self-employed.

We are grateful to the legal team at Counterculture Partnership LLP, a professional services firm specialising in advice to the creative and cultural sector, for their assistance with this guide. However, it is not a substitute for legal advice, and you must not rely on it as such. Always obtain professional or specialist advice based on your organisation’s specific circumstances before taking, or refraining from taking, any action on the basis of the information in this guide.

Working with Freelancers – upcoming training dates:


Thursday 9th June 2022
10am – 11.30am

Funded by Arts Council England

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Monday 13th June
2.30pm – 4pm

Funded by Creative Scotland

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