Freelancer call out

  • Open Call
  • Scotland
  • 23/05/2022
  • Open Call
  • Scotland
  • 23/05/2022

Website National Theatre of Scotland

We are currently developing our new strategic plan for 2023 – 2028. We are convening a focus group of Scottish freelancers, to consult on the development of this new strategy.

This consultation is in response to the work and recommendations of the Freelance Task Force, and to ensure the National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) consults as widely as possible with the theatre sector in Scotland, to develop our business plan for the next five years. Other groups of stakeholders are also being consulted as part of this process.

This freelancer consultation is part of NTS’s commitment to do more to make the theatre sector in Scotland fairer and more equitable for all theatre workers, and to address the ongoing power imbalance between the freelance workforce and organisations.

You can read the Company’s previous Strategic Plan here


All participants will be paid a fee of £191.43* to take part in the half-day focus group workshop on June 7th and to respond to the draft strategy by email questionnaire later in the year. The workshop will take place at Rockvilla, the Company’s technical and rehearsal facility in North Glasgow.

Travel and accommodation expenses (where required) will be reimbursed.

Any access requirements of participants will be met.

*£191.43 is the National Theatre of Scotland’s freelance consultancy daily rate.


Any Scotland based freelancer (aged 18 years +) working in the performing arts is welcome to apply.

NTS will select 14 freelancers from this call out. Our selection process will ensure the focus group is made up of individuals representing a balanced cross section from the priority groups and categories listed in the callout questionnaire as well as representing the diverse talent in the sector. Where we have multiple respondents from categories, we will select randomly and or select to ensure the broadest representation across the sector.

Only people who are available to attend the focus group in Glasgow on June 7th will be able to be considered for selection.

The focus group will also be made up of Associates from the National Theatre of Scotland who are contracted by the Company on a freelance basis, alongside a small selection of freelancers who have knowledge of the Company.


Please fill in the short survey form here.

Deadlines for applications: 23 May 2022

We will let successful applicants know by 27 May 2022