From 1 July this year, minimum pay rates under the Live Performance Award 2010 (the Award) have increased. This means that from 1 July 2019, your pay on funded projects may increase – this should affect all employees within the performing arts industry that are covered by the Award.
If you’re like ‘yeah, cool…what?’ and this sounds like a foreign language, read on. While the following only applies to funded projects (not co-operative agreements), it’s worth keeping your rights in mind and asking questions if you are unsure of anything before you sign on the dotted line.
Why do we care?
Performing Lines is committed to making sure creatives are paid appropriately for the work they do. While budgets vary wildly and there’s often flexibility required on creative projects, everyone should know their base rates before they start negotiating.