The Case for Culture North East

Useful Links

Access Statement Support for Freelancers

Below you will find a list of links to different resources to support you when thinking about access. Access is broad, and will mean different things to different people. The barriers for one person might be different for someone else, which is why it is important to be open and understand your needs, as well as having the ability to ask for what you need to make the work accessible.

The sector is currently inaccessible for many, and we all have a responsibility to understand access in a meaningful way, for ourselves, the workforce and our audiences and participants.

**This list is not exhaustive and we are very open to finding out about additional access resources and adding them to our list of links.**

Disability Arts Online

Unlimited

Alexandrina Hemsley

PIPA

PIPA 2

Musicians’ Union

Musicians’ Union (advice pages on workers’ rights, including in relation to the Equality Act:)

Musicians’ Union (various position statements and a broader policy on equalities issues)

Organisational Freelancer Policy Links

On this page you will find links to different pieces of work that have been done from across the sector, outlining how organisations are looking at their approach to the freelance workforce at a policy level. Freelancers are the backbone of the creative industries, and it is important to include them in organisational policies to ensure consistency, accountability and equal access.

**this list is not exhaustive and we are very open to finding out about additional resources and adding them to our list of links**

Collective Encounters

Artworks Alliance

Platforma – Counter Point Arts

Sound Sense

Musicians Union (Guidance for musicians setting up projects)

Yorkshire Youth and Music (Guides)

Sound lincs (Music Facilitator information pack)

Musicians Union

Musicians Union

Creative Scotland

Creative UK

Birds of Paradise Theatre

Inklusion guide . org

a-n artists

NEIDN

CCSkills

NEUK

UK Theatre

Action Hero

RSC

March for the Arts

South West Museums Development

Museums Freelance

Unions and Membership Organisations

As organisations and as freelancers, it is important to understand the support structures out there to help us work as a strong and integrated ecology. On this page you will find links to Unions within the cultural sector, Membership bodies for individuals, and organisations set up to support both freelancers and organisations in their work across the sector.

**this list is not exhaustive and we are very open to finding out about additional Union and Membership Organisations and adding them to our list of links**

Other

Heritage Professional advice and support

Business Support

There are many organisations supporting businesses – this might be through specific support, or more business advice and guidance. It is worth checking what your local authority offers in relation to business support, and below are some other places you can find support for your creative business.

Creative Fuse North East

IPSE

FSB – The Federation of Self Employed & Small Businesses

NBSL

Business and IP Centre North East