Campaigns & Policy

Our campaigns and policy work - fighting for fairness and equality in the entertainment industry and beyond.

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We are a campaigning union.

We campaign to build an entertainment industry that works for everyone. Together we push for change on the issues that are important to our members. From tackling low wages and harassment to making auditions accessible, strengthening performers’ rights and defending public service broadcasting.

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Stop the Cuts and save the arts

Help us save arts funding. Sign up to be part of Equity’s campaign.

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Resist the cuts in Northern Ireland

Join our campaign to fight against the cuts to arts funding in Northern Ireland.

Resist the cuts
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Stop AI Stealing The Show

Join our campaign to strengthen performers' rights in response to the rise of artificial intelligence across the entertainment industry.

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Dignity In Digs

The theatre digs system isn’t fit for purpose, but with your help we’ve been gathering evidence on the scale of the problem


Report your dodgy digs today

Professionally Made, Professionally Paid

Know your rights around low and no pay work, plus resources to help small budget productions offer fair pay

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More Campaigns & Past Campaigns

Stand Up For 17%

Join our campaign for a radical improvements, to work, rest, and pay in the West End

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Fair Wage On Stage

Join our campaign demanding that the ENO drop their plans to cut chorus contracts to just six months of the year and slash pay by 40%.

Fix Brexit

We need Government to fix the Brexit chaos for the creative industries

Cast It Here

Our branch driven campaign to provide opportunities for local talent


The issues facing our members are not limited to a specific workspace or employer. Some challenges exist across a city or region or across the country. One of the best ways of addressing these issues is through policy.

Find out more about our policy work

International Work

International solidarity has been at the heart of Equity’s mission since we were founded in 1930. From founding our international federation of unions, to campaigning for artists if freedom across the World, for almost 100 years we have lived our mission of fighting for Equity for all people, internationally.

Find out more about our international work