Fri 30 Sep 2022: 10:00AM
Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

Freelancers’ Guide: Know Your Worth

Venue: Online
Prices: YTAS Members £5; non-members £20

YTAS are pleased to share our first Freelancers’ Guide workshop of the year, focusing on negotiating contracts and knowing your worth.

Freelancers Guide Know Your Worth

How do you negotiate a new contract? What fees should you charge? What are your rights as a freelance artist?

Join freelance artist Lou Brodie to practice your negotiating skills, get comfortable talking about money and develop your checklist for finding and securing work as a freelance artist in the youth theatre industry. Participants will be given the opportunity to share practice while gathering some top tips from the successes and challenges Lou has come across over the years. This workshop is a place reserved for freelancers and 100% of the workshop will be geared towards the unique challenges of this role within bigger organisations.

This workshop is part of our Freelancers’ Guide strand of training, focusing on tackling topics that are unique to the freelancers in our sector, all designed alongside and lead by freelance artists in the youth arts industry.

The YTAS sector training programme is supported by funding from the Gannochy Trust and Creative Scotland. Bursaries are available to any YTAS Member who requires financial support in order to attend one of our training courses, and will cover any fees associated with the training.

Meet the Facilitator

Lou Brodie is an applied artist, performance maker and project manager based in Scotland. She produces idiosyncratic art works and events in collaboration with communities, people and place.

Graduating in 2004 from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD) with a BA(Hons) in Contemporary Theatre Practice, Lou has worked with a range of national and international companies and artists including; Visible Fictions, Tramway Glasgow, Lyra Theatre, Platform Glasgow, Imaginate and the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Mammalian Diving Reflex, Nic Green, Southbank Centre, The WOW Foundation, Perth Theatre and The Touring Network.

Lou has worked extensively across the community, youth arts and young audiences’ sectors. Much of her work is preoccupied with the creation of spaces and performative actions that rely on or question the responsibility of the spectator/participant. From teaching teens and adults how to throw bricks, inviting classes of five-year olds to experience dance theatre on a bouncy castle or spending a full year asking people to hold her hand each day every day for 30 minutes, gently probing the role of risk, responsibility and intimacy are themes that run throughout her practice.

Who is it for?

Freelancers: For those of you who are braving it on your own. Training for freelancers will be spaces designed to investigate the unique challenges that come from working contractually for multiple organisations.


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