Working Conditions and Contracts

NASA campaigns on behalf of its members and on behalf of the Outdoor Arts sector in the UK.

Ongoing Campaigns

Working Conditions

NASA would like to see universally accepted minimum conditions for street artists at events, along the same lines as those backed by Equity and ITC for small scale touring companies. We ask all our members to add these to their contracts. It is understood that all companies have different needs and some of these conditions may not be applicable or necessary.

Clean private lockable dressing room with table and chairs – close to performance area
Close access to clean toilet and sink (out of public view)
Free parking close to dressing room
Water and light refreshments
Hotel accommodation with parking – single rooms except when specified
Clear maps and information about the event
Compliance with company’s risk assessment
Contract with clear fee payment schedule
Strict adherence to agreed payment schedule

A good standard contract suggestion can be found here

One comment on “Working Conditions and Contracts
  1. Lording it up for the rights of us down at street level… by Garth Williams

    On Monday the 6th of January George Monbiot reported in the Gaurdian about draconian new powers in which
    ‘Street life will be reduced to a trance-world of consumerism in which nothing unpredictable or disconcerting happens.’

    Thankfully the House of Lords put a stop to the bill on the 9th of January… as can be seen here in this article… including the full 4hour debate! (for anyone with a bath full of popcorn…)

    Back in November in Camden, the council passed the UK’s most restrictive busking licence check to date, with votes coming in at 26 for, 17 against, and 1 abstaining. This Labour council is known to be made up of a particular bunch of small ‘c’ conservatives.

    Licensing passed 11th November, to be implemented in February 2014. More reads in this article…

    Camden Town buskers have reciprocated by launching legal action over the licences…

    NASA represents the sector including in its providing ongoing advocacy and campaigning. We are keeping our ear to the ground regarding these ongoing legislative changes and will endeavour to report back to membership as and when more information becomes available.

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