Our Fair Work Fair Pay and Fair to the Planet event took place last week in Crichton Central and was a great success.
The event was attended by a range of practitioners and freelancers from the creative and cultural sector in D&G.
It was an inspiring day with our wonderful guest speakers, workshop activities, and all taking the opportunity to network and creatively work with other creatives. Feedback from participants has been positive with the call for more events of this type in the future from DG Unlimited. Personal and professional development of creatives is important to so many in our sector. This was a free event thanks to funding from Creative Scotland and DG Council.
The themes of the day were:
Fair Work – How can we ensure freelance creatives are treated fairly and correctly? How can we help to improve working conditions for creative freelancers?
Fair Pay – How do we address issues and ensure fair pay for creative commissions in D&G?
Fair to the Planet – Including an immersive hands-on workshop designing and creating a prototype using circular principles and start to consider how sustainable approaches might be used in your own practice or organisation.
Huge thanks to our guest speakers -
Mary Michael, Ostrero - Working to grow the circular economy in Scotland. Ostrero Co-founder and Director, former Trustee of Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland and Director of The Incorporation of Goldsmiths.
Heather Parry – Fiction Writer, editor and Scottish Senior Policy & Liaison Manager for the Society of Authors, and author of the Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide
Tamara Rogovic – Visual Artist and Vice President/voluntary Member of Executive, Scottish Artists Union.