Mind the understanding gap: the value of creative freelancers


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Almost one third of the creative industries workforce is made up of the self-employed including freelancers, double the rate across the UK more broadly (DCMS, 2021). Yet the role and contribution of creative freelancers in the economy remains poorly understood and under-represented. Such a lack of knowledge has been laid bare by the devastating impacts of [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 on creative employment and freelancing, and the patchy support that freelancers have been able to access in response. In a research project led by Coventry University, 84 creative freelancers who...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Employment; Economics

Keywords: Self employed; Self employment; Economic impact; Working conditions; Social aspects; Gig economy; Policy implications; Employment practice

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: [London, England]: Creative United, 2021

Physical description: 29 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 147.231

The related discussion paper, 'Creating value in place: understanding the role, contribution and challenges of creative freelance work' is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 147.231.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 147.230

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