Creative Freelancing: No Funny Business - National Freelancers Day Fringe Event

  • Networking

On National Freelancer Day 2019, creative freelancers are invited to come together at The Glee Club to celebrate freelance working.

Hosted by Creative Cardiff and Cardiff Business School's Executive Education Team, the event will connect creatives and be a platform to discuss practices in the creative economy.

Cardiff Business School’s Dr Dimitrinka Stoyanova Russell will share findings from her report with Dr Nick Butler, No Funny Business: precarious work and emotional labour in stand-up comedy. The lecturer in Human Resources Management interviewed 64 full-time UK-based stand-up comedians to explore how freelance creative labourers navigate employment.

There will also be a set from Cardiff stand-up Lorna Prichard, who runs Howl Comedy at The Tramshed, on what it is like to be a freelance comedian in the city.

Creative Cardiff Director Sara Pepper will then facilitate a panel with local freelancers on topics including wellbeing, digital and finance.

There will also be plenty of opportunities to network with other creative freelancers and academics on the night.