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2022 was less covid-y than the last few years we can remember but it was still pretty shit, so nothing really changes, which is reassuring at least.
This year Laura moved to Toronto so has begrudgingly become a morning person in order to continue working with Ash, who has begrudgingly become an afternoon person in order to continue working with Laura. The long-distance work-wifery endures.
In 2022 we worked with this bloody lovely bunch of people...in alphabetical order: Amy Pennington, Arts Council England, Brian Lobel, David Shearing, East Street Arts, Malik Nashad Sharpe and Xavier de Sousa.
We fundraised £464,843.00 for 28 individuals. We worked with 51 individuals and organisations through advisories, mentoring and consultancy.
We were really pleased to have been invited to teach and facilitate workshops with students and freelancers at Axis, People Dancing, Rose Bruford College, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Shoot Festival, Somerset House, Two Queens and University of East London.
Here's one for the low pay fans - in 2022 we worked 462 unpaid hours - and they're just the ones we remembered to log.
That's about 38.5 hours, or 5 and a half days a month.
A week and a bit a month, gratis.
On that note, we hope that all the freelancers out there can afford to take a break over winter and that 2023 is a bit less Tory.
Ash + Laura xx