Freelance Task Force Representative – Parbati Chaudhury
We are delighted to announce that Parbati Chaudhury has been selected to join the Task Force after an open call-out earlier this week. Parbati is a dance maker, performer and teacher. Having worked as a freelancer herself in South Asian dance practice for over seven years now, she is excited about representing the voice of South Asian freelancers in the Task Force.
Freelance artists, choreographers, technicians, producers, designers and many more such roles are crucial for the performance sector to create excellent art experiences for the audience.
The sector is unique in having 70% of its workforce being self-employed. With venues and organisations facing uncertainty due to COVID-19 pandemic, this task force is especially at high risk and in an urgent and acute situation right now.
Akademi is proud to be part of the sector-wide initiative to set up a Freelance Task Force. As part of our commitment to working with freelancers towards a sustainable future, we signed the open letter to theatre and performance makers in the UK today.
We want to thank all the applicants for investing their time and effort.