Freelance Task Force – Open Call


As of Friday 22 May 2020, Paines Plough is working with more than 100 arts organisations and venues to create a Freelance Task Force. If you missed it, you can read the Open Letter to Theatre and Performance Makers here.

The letter has 3 main aims:

  •  To listen and respond to the needs of freelancers in the performing arts
  • To call for the Self Employment Income Support Scheme to be extended in line with furloughing
  • To establish of Task Force of self-employed theatre and performance makers

As signatories of this letter, Paines Plough has committed to engaging a freelancer for one day a week throughout June, July and August  (13 weeks) to be part of the Freelance Task Force.

As a national company, Paines Plough believe that geographical reach is imperative in ensuring a Taskforce that is representative of the nation. We will therefore ensure that we respond to the regions that are less well-represented across the Taskforce once the first set of freelancers had been appointed.


With this in mind we are now putting out an open call for a freelancer currently based in EAST YORKSHIRE, WEST MIDLANDS, EAST ANGLIA or THE NORTH-EAST.


Find out more and apply here.


Deadline for applications is 2pm Tuesday 09 June.



Writers Zooms


We will be holding zooms for writers during this uncertain time.

The next session is on Wednesday 06 May, 4pm - 5.30pm. 


Zoom Rooms:

Being creative right in this time, the balance of life and money and momentum. 

GUEST: Roy Williams

Getting going in the industry and how to enter an industry that has paused.

GUEST: Alex Cory, Agent Berlin Associates

See you then.