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Webinar recording – Sourcing and supporting the perfect freelancer

About the Webinar

Outsourcing work to a freelancer or individual practitioner enables organisations to fill gaps in knowledge and expertise and provides exciting opportunities for fresh ideas and creative thinking. But the process of finding, engaging and working with the right person can be overwhelming.

In this 55-minute webinar, Digital Content Tech Champion Dean Shaw will pull from his own experience as a working freelancer to support you in your search for the perfect person for your next project. You’ll learn the best places to find content creators, web designers and social media experts and get tips on how to choose the right person for the job.  Dean will share useful contract and agreement templates (see resources below) and explain how you can set the foundations for a harmonious and efficient working relationship.

You will learn

  • The different types of freelancers
  • Tools for managing relationships with freelancers
  • The best places to find the right freelancers
  • The importance of agreements and contracts for clearly laying out terms and conditions

Resources and links

Download the presentation used in this webinar.

Find agreed or minimum recommended rates for creative work

Bectu Rate Cards


YunoJuno Freelancer Rate Report

Useful free templates

Blank budgeting template

Places to find your next freelancer

Arts Marketing Association Freelancer Directory

CharityComms Freelance Directory




People Per Hour



Pro Copywriters

Further Support

The Digital Culture Network is here to support you and your organisation. Our Tech Champions can provide free 1-2-1 support to all arts and cultural organisations who are in receipt of, or eligible for, Arts Council England funding. If you need help or would like to chat with us about any of the advice we have covered above, please get in touch. Sign up for our newsletter below and follow us on Twitter @ace_dcn for the latest updates.

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