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#CPGculture Report - One Step Beyond: Radical Futures for Cultural Freelancers

A Report from the Cross-Party Group on Culture meeting on Tuesday 11 December 2018, at the Scottish Parliament.

 On Tuesday 11h December 2018, the Cross-Party Group on Culture discussed potential solutions to the issues faced by the freelance cultural workforce in Scotland. This report highlights the issues and potential solutions discussed at the meeting. You can watch the full meeting online, or listen to the new #CPGculture podcast on Apple Podcasts

The CPG’s Convener is Joan McAlpine MSP and the deputy convener is Rachael Hamilton MSP. Clare Baker MSP and Tom Arthur MSP also attended the meeting. Secretariat for the group is provided by Culture Counts, a cultural sector policy/advocacy project based within the Federation of Scottish Theatre

At the meeting we heard evidence from:

·        Artists Janie Nicoll and Ailie Rutherford

·        Cassie Raine from Parents & Carers in Performing Arts 

·        Dancer Emma-Jayne Park

·        Heritage freelancer Robin Patel

·        Theatre Maker Maria Oller

The report outlines some of the changes; which if implemented could radically change the landscape for freelancers in the sector