Creative & Cultural Workers

25th June 10am-12pm

This focus group is for freelancers and sole traders working in the creative and cultural industries in Dundee

What will happen?

In recognition of the time taken to participate in this research (up to 2 hours), all freelancer and sole trader participants who attend will be offered a £40 e-voucher after the event.

At the focus group we will discuss the experiences of creative and cultural workers – specifically freelancers and sole traders – in Dundee during the pandemic. Topics will include the key challenges faced and the opportunities arising both during lockdown and for the recovery period. Discussions will emphasise how to support an inclusive, sustainable cultural recovery in Dundee, and identify key areas for policy support.

The focus group will last up to two hours and will take place online using MS Teams and an interactive Google jamboard.

Example discussion topics:

  • How has Dundee’s creative economy been affected by the pandemic and what has been the impact on your work/company (including your business model, relationship with digital/technology and the city)?
  • How do you think Covid-19 has impacted the future of the creative economy and cultural regeneration plans in Dundee?
  • What policy recommendations would you make for an improvement of the creative and cultural sector, both at a national and a local level and what support do you need?
  • How does Covid-19 change what a sustainable and inclusive creative economy looks like?

Who should come?

You should register for this focus group if you work in the creative or cultural sector as a freelancer or sole trader and your work is based in Dundee (postcodes DD1-DD7). Participation is open to individuals working across all sectors of the creative and cultural industries.

If you are a representative or manager of a cultural organisation, please register for the ‘Creative and Cultural Organisations’ focus group

Research Ethics

All participants will be provided detailed ethics information via email upon registering for the focus group and will be required to complete a consent form in advance. You can read the overall ethics information on the website.

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