Freelancers are invited to complete the survey here which should take around 10 to 15 minutes to complete. It is open from Tuesday 10th May to midnight on Sunday 5th June 2022.
As part of an independent impact study from Literature Alliance Scotland (LAS), freelancers and temporary workers who work within the literature, languages and publishing sector in Scotland are invited to participate in a survey that aims to bring about positive change and demonstrate their economic and social value of their contributions to the sector.
The research project will bridge a gap in specific knowledge of the literature, languages, and publishing sector by hearing directly from freelancers – including disabled freelancers – on a range of areas including freelancers’ work in this sector during the Covid-19 pandemic period, Fair Working practices, as well as the challenges and barriers they face.
The report will share findings and include good practice recommendations on how we can all offer better support and provide more accessible and inclusive opportunities for this essential workforce.
And as part of LAS’ advocacy work, this information will be shared widely with those who commission freelancers such as publishers, festivals, literature and languages organisations, with industry stakeholders such as Creative Scotland, Scottish Government, policy makers and with universities as well as other arts organisations, arts researchers and advocates seeking comparative studies.
Survey respondents can enter a prize draw to win £50 in National Book Tokens as well as register to be interviewed in more detail with a view to creating ten case studies highlighting varied experiences of working in the sector. The ten case study participants will each receive a £50 voucher of their choice to thank them for their time.
For more on this, see the LAS website.