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48 Hours

For anybody working in a freelance capacity, no matter what the trade, the biggest challenge is not necessarily finding work to begin with but getting paid for doing that work. Simply put, freelancers have to wait far too long in many instances to get paid for the work they do. In our own experience, here […]

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The Chicken Switch

It’s a well known fact that the worst thing you can do in politics is tell the truth. Even though people more often than not demand honesty the voices opposed to that honesty always seem to be the loudest. A few days ago the Equity Dance website released a statement that basically condemned the Royal […]

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Burn It Down

The central tenet of journalism is to report the facts and leave the opinions at the door, unless you’re writing an opinion piece that is but no matter what, the facts are still a journalist’s best friend. Here in TheLab™ we harangue Arts Council England probably more than every other arts publication/journalist in the country […]

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Fire Breathing Dragons

Arts Council England (the funding monolith) is all set for a big shakeup this coming January as their long(ish) term CEO Alan Davey packs up his John Lewis tie collection and moves on to pastures new at the BBC to run a radio station that nobody ever talks about. To say that Mr Davey’s time […]

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The Gagging Clause!

Arts Council England has denied that a so called “gagging” clause will be included in the new contracts being prepared for the National Portfolio Organisations for the funding period running from 2015 until 2018. Arts Professional magazine published a story on September 19th that suggested the clause in the contract would restrict the ability of […]