“As a National company our business practices must be as exemplary as our artistic programme. The ITC Ethical Manager Agreement is an important part of our business toolkit as it demonstrates to our staff, partners, collaborators and stakeholders that our policies and procedures are informed by the best practices for our industry.”

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“As an NPO we aim to lead our sector by example of best practice and paying our artists fairly is a feature of our management activities. The ITC Ethical Manager Status has enabled us to use solid contracts that protect both ourselves and the creatives we work with but also acts a mark of professionalism that helps us when applying to other funders or negotiating fees with new artists.” – Camille Bensoussan, Producing Manager, Upswing


“Earthfall has been involved in the Approved / Ethical manager scheme since 2007 and has worked to the agreed Terms and Conditions for 20 years. As an organisation we have been committed to the scheme and have always promoted and supported the scheme to other companies. We believe that gaining this status as an Approved manager demonstrates to all our stakeholders the importance we place on the respect we have for our creative employees and partners. Our membership of the scheme also demonstrates our commitment to equality and allows us to work to a set of principles that ensure good working conditions for all.” – Stephan Stockton MBE, General Manager, Earthfall