The past few months have been an incredibly difficult time for everyone, including the Freelancers Union and its partners. The global crisis has forced us all to make some tough decisions. Today, the decision was made to permanently close the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, home to Freelancers Hub.
We’re proud of all the work Freelancers Hub has done to support emerging and early-career freelancers, our BIPOC community, and all freelancers in NYC over the last two years. The Hub was a historic first-of-its-kind public/private partnership that provided free education, resources, and coworking space to Freelancers Union members, and we hope it will serve as a model for cities across the country.
When the pandemic began, Freelancers Hub pivoted to provide the same community support and education in the virtual space, with regular workshop series, Q&A events, and healing spaces taking place on Zoom and Instagram Live. Freelancers are dealing with more uncertainty than ever right now, and Freelancers Hub remains an amazing resource for all.
If you’ve never joined a Hub event, now’s the time! The Hub team is thinking creatively about how to build community and provide safe, supportive spaces for all during this challenging moment. There’s sure to be a program that can help you no matter where you are on your freelance journey.
When we shut the doors to Freelancers Hub on March 13, we believed it would be a temporary measure. And it will be. As soon as it is once again safe for us to come together in person, we will explore our options for reopening Freelancers Hub in another location, both in New York City and other cities across the country.
We are deeply grateful to every freelancer who has used Freelancers Hub, and we look forward to seeing you all in person again. Until then, we’ll see you online.