Creative Freelancers: Shaping London’s Recovery – Facilitation Team, Partner Organisations and Advisory Group announced

Posted on: 27th April 2021

Creative Freelancers: Shaping London’s Recovery

Facilitation Team, Advisory Group and Partner Organisations announced


Creative Freelancers: Shaping London’s Recovery is a scheme in which 50 freelancers in the performing arts will collaborate with cultural organisations on how to improve working practice. Since March 2020, up to 60% of the city’s freelancers have lost all their income. This scheme is designed to improve future working conditions as well as provide employment now. 

Today, the £325,000 programme has announced four freelance recruits who will facilitate the scheme, a panel of advisors and a list of partner organisations.

  • Jessica Antwi-Boasiako will take up the role of Facilitator, Charlotte Mafham will perform the role of Communication and Administration Coordinator, Marie Wilson will act as Bookkeeper and Miranda Yates will be the Access Manager
  • An advisory group has also been announced, made up of Jamie Beddard, Lily Einhorn, Lilli Geissendorfer, Ameena Hamid, James Hodgson, Tarek Iskander, Jeanefer Jean-Charles, Jennifer Jackson Chi-chi Nwanoku and Jo Tyabji 

This group will issue a call out on 5 May to recruit 50 freelancers who will form the cohort which will undertake the project over the next 6 months working with the following organisations:

  • A New Direction, Actors Touring Company, Akademi, artsdepot Ltd, Barbican, Battersea Arts Centre, Boundless Theatre, Bush Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, Chisenhale Dance Space, English Touring Opera, Fitzrovia Noir CIC, Headlong Theatre Company, LIFT, Little Angel Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Music Halls Project, National Theatre, National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, Paddington Development Trust, Parents and Carers in Performing Arts, Polka Theatre, Rambert, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Roundhouse, Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, Serious, Serpentine, Siobhan Davies Dance, Sound and Music, Spare Tyre, Stratford Circus, Studio Wayne McGregor, Talawa Theatre Company, Tamasha Theatre Company, The Old Vic, The Place, The Yard Theatre, Theatre Centre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Tiata Fahodzi, Turtle Key Arts, UK Music, VAULT Festival, Vital Xposure, We Make Events, Young Vic Theatre


Read the full press release here.


For more information on the project, including how to hear more about applying to be part of the freelance cohort, please visit the programme’s page here.


We are committed to accessibility and inclusion. If you have any access requirements or questions which we have not considered, please email the programme Access Manager and we will do all we can to help. For accessible versions of the press release, please see below:


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