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Research to look into working lives of freelancers in dance sector

Dancers

Mon 17th December, 2018

The University of Bedfordshire has been commissioned to conduct research into the working lives of freelancers in the UK’s dance sector.

The project has been commissioned by One Dance UK and is the first of its kind for over a decade. The research will offer new insight into the working lives of freelancers.

The research team from the University’s Research Institute for Media, Arts and Performance will approach dancers, producers, teachers, choreographers, managers, researchers and healthcare providers to participate in the study.

Senior Lecturer in Dance at the University Dr Imogen Aujla said: “Our previous research identified a need for large-scale research into the working lives of this under-researched population. One Dance UK is also keen to better understand the contribution freelancers make to dance in the UK.”

It is hoped that the study will reveal pivotal findings that will help shape the advocacy work of One Dance UK on behalf of the workforce in dance, and inform the development of projects and new initiatives that One Dance UK and other partners carry out to support freelancers.

Freelance dance professionals wishing to take part in the study can sign up here.



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