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A fair world for arts freelancers

An upcoming national resource centre for arts freelancers, announced last Thursday, could answer questions such as payment rates and artists' rights and responsibilities.

No date has been given for the completion of the centre, which is likely to be digital and physical. Even an online resource centre is much needed, given that 47 per cent of the arts professionals here work on a freelance basis, according to the National Arts Council's Arts and Culture Employment Study 2016.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 17, 2018, with the headline 'A fair world for arts freelancers'. Print Edition | Subscribe