Freelance networks & unions

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UK Film Exhibition & Distribution Freelancer Network – we’re on Facebook so join us!

Freelance UK are a trusted source of valuable information and news for freelancers, reporting on everything from tax issues and market demand to the latest marketing tips and upcoming events.

Museum Freelance is an organisation that supports and champions freelancers and consultants working with museums, galleries, heritage sites, archives and libraries in the UK.

Freelancers Make Theatre Work support freelance workers from all areas of theatre, opera, dance and live performance.

Being Freelance is a support group on Facebook.

Tyne & Wear Cultural Freelancers campaign for freelancer rights, advocate for wellbeing, offer support, spotlight the often hidden labour of freelancers in our cultural sector.

#ForgottenLtd is a campaign for small limited company directors affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the UK.

Creative Industries Federation is the membership body that represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries.

Arts & Health Hub offer an online community, events and peer groups to create a space for artists to support one another through a non-competitive network.

Disability Arts Online is an organisation led by disabled people, set up to advance disability arts and culture through the pages of their journal.

Doing it for the Kids is for freelance parents trying to make flexible working work.

Freelance Heroes is a freelance support group.

Independent Work is a community for freelancers, independent of social media and tech.



BECTU are a union for freelancers working in media and entertainment

UNITE is a primarily industry-based union, working across multiple sectors.

PCS (Public and Commercial Services Union) are organised throughout the civil service and government agencies, as well as in the private sector, usually in areas that have been privatised.

Prospect support workers who are scientists, engineers, tech experts and in other specialist roles.

Artists’ Union England support artists working across Visual Art, Applied Arts, Socially Engaged Art, Moving Image, Sound and Performance

Equity is a union for performers and creative practitioners, united in the fight for fair terms and conditions in the workplace.

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) represents professional writers in TV, film, theatre, radio, books, comedy, poetry, animation and videogames.

You can find out more about unions on the Trades Union Congress website.

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