Shobna Gulati-2
Siobhan Finneran

Work in the creative and cultural industries?

Or just love culture?

On 6th May 2021, nearly 20 million people will elect their next Metro Mayor.

We must ask these powerful local leaders to stand up for the creative workforce, nurture local talent and invest in culture for all.

How could we have managed without books, music, journalism, TV and radio broadcasts, box sets, films, computer games, or digital streaming during the endless hours of lockdown? And how many of us long to see live performances on our streets or in our local theatres, concert halls, stadiums and festivals again?

But the workforce that makes this possible have had a devastating year, with many falling through the gaps in financial support schemes. We’re now seeing an exodus from creative professions.

That's why Culture Commons, Excluded UK and the Federation of Entertainment Unions have developed the 'Creative Workforce Pledge’, a list of 10 things Metro Mayors need to do to protect the creative and cultural life of their areas.

You can use our campaign tool to send the ‘Creative Workforce Pledge’ to all the candidates in your area - with just one click!

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Ask your next metro mayor to sign the creative workforce pledge here! 👇

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