‘a space’ arts is proud to support #LivingWageWeek

‘a space’ arts is proud to support #LivingWageWeek as a Living Wage accredited employer! 

The Real Living Wage Foundation announced this week that the rate for the Real Living Wage will increase from April 2022, and we’re delighted to be able to support and continue to commit to this.

As a non-profit and Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) operating in a part of the UK where 15% of all jobs pay less than the Real Living Wage – the equivalent of around 572,000 jobs, we’ve committed to paying the Real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for all of our employees.

‘a space’ arts Director, Daniel Crow, said: “We are proud that ‘a space’ arts is an accredited Real Living Wage Employer, and delighted to reaffirm our commitment. This means that every member of staff working for the organisation will earn a Real Living Wage, including casual staff and our weekend crew who are vital to run our flagship arts and heritage venue, God’s House Tower, in Southampton’s historic Old Town.

“We know that our staff are our greatest asset, so committing to paying them the Real Living Wage is just one way of demonstrating how much we value their contribution to our mission to support creative communities and engage and delight audiences. But paying the Real Living Wage is not only the right thing to do, it also makes good business sense – improving staff motivation, retention and commitment to our cause.”

Over 7000 organisations across the UK, including ‘a space’ arts voluntarily choose to pay the Real Living Wage. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 160,000 people and put over £800m extra into the pockets of low paid workers. You can find out more about the Living Wage and other organisations who pay the Living Wage here: https://www.livingwage.org.uk/living-wage-map