Launch of The Arts Freelancer's Playbook: SDEA’s Guide to Understanding Contracts

After two years of focus groups, meetings, and trawling through T&Cs,
SDEA is proud to launch The Arts Freelancer's Playbook: SDEA’s Guide to Understanding Contracts. Join us on 25 February 2023 for the launch of the Playbook. 

We’d love to introduce to you the Playbook, our journey getting here, and our hopes for the future with this resource. 

About the Playbook:

Confused by your contract as a freelance drama educator? Not sure what to look out for when reading the T&Cs? What are your IP rights when writing a script for a school? How can I be better protected and informed about the next big ‘force majeure’? 

This living resource was developed by the SDEA Advocacy Subcommittee together with law practitioner and arts advocate Wang Liansheng and edited by Euginia Tan. It aims to demystify and guide freelance drama educators through the confusion of contracts and point out what to look out for in the T&Cs. This will equip freelancers with the knowledge to understand and negotiate for fairer contracts.

Launching as a collection of seven online chapters, the resource will be further developed and reviewed in response to feedback and changes in the landscape. SDEA will also be using the playbook as a stepping stone to other projects that will enable arts practitioners to advocate for fairer practices across the sector.


Join us on 25 February 2023. Your presence and feedback will empower us to develop this resource and use it as a platform to advocate for fairer contracts in the arts. Then stay on for a chat and network over some light refreshments.

Date: Saturday, 25 Feb 2023
Time: 2pm - 5pm
Venue: Blackbox, 42 Waterloo Street

Programme line-up

2pm - 2:15pm : Registrations
2:15pm - 4pm : Launch of Playbook
4pm - 5pm: Refreshments and Networking

*Refreshments will be provided.


Current Advocacy Subcomm Members

Hoo Kuan Cien
Kamini Ramachandran
Ghazali Muzakir
Adi Jamaludin
Aishwariyah Shanmuganathan

Law Consultant

Wang Liansheng


Euginia tan

Contributing Secretariat Members

Mark Benedict Cheong
Yonglun Liu
Anna Natassha
Matilda Ang
Audy Al-Hadi
Celine Liew