A selection of free or open-access resources to support a conversation about creative labour, exploitation and self-exploitation in the arts and culture sector.



  • Greig De Peuter’s essay ‘Beyond the Model Worker: Surveying a Creative Precariat’ (2014). Creative commons publication: https://journal.ep.liu.se/CU/article/view/2073. Quote: ‘The figure of the self-reliant, risk-bearing, non-unionised, self-exploiting, always-on flexibly employed worker in the creative industries has been positioned as a role model of contemporary capitalism’.
  • Critique of Creativity: Precarity, Subjectivity and Resistance in the ‘Creative Industries’ (2011). Free download / donation: http://mayflybooks.org/?p=212