WORKSHOP: Accountability for Cinema Workers
Saturday 23rd January 2021
Photography credit: Mike Von
Free on Zoom. This interactive workshop strives to bring together those on our industry’s frontline, front-of-house cinema and arts venue workers, and those who lead them at a crucial moment.
2020 has emphasised audiences are at the heart of culture, yet the people who most closely support those audiences have been marginalised and failed in response to COVID-19 as the arts fall into crisis.
Through group-based discussion, this session looks to consolidate the challenges of audience-facing cinema staff and other cultural workers, and the solutions we can build in solidarity - led by Duncan Carson with presentations from Will Bowden (Front of House Manager, Young Vic Theatre), Nia Hughes (BECTU, Ritzy Living Wage campaign) and workers with direct experience of environments that champion and fail workers.
This two hour session aims to establish connections between participants and practical demands for 2021 - a year where the contributions of front-of-house staff are truly valued.
Please note, this is a closed Zoom workshop to facilitate open discussion, so RSVP’ing is essential. We are keen to support participants with any access requirements they may need, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with plenty of notice so we can organise.
Duncan Carson is a writer, speaker and curator whose work focuses on cinema. He works at the Independent Cinema Office and runs the itinerant film screening series Nobody Ordered Wolves.