EVENTS

In order to comply with the Government’s social distancing guidelines, all planned PiPA activity has been adapted and moved to a virtual platform. Here you will find more information about forthcoming opportunities to meet with us and network with other performing arts organisations and practitioners.


PiPA Scotland Coffee Mornings

Funded by Scottish Government’s Workplace Equality Fund, PiPA is working with Federation of Scottish Theatre and partners across Scotland sharing best practice, insights and resources, with the aim to establish local support for carers and parents.

Join our Scotland team and partners, along with other performing arts organisations and practitioners from theatre, dance, music and opera every Wednesday to explore themes, share resources and networking opportunities.

  • Being A Carer – Wednesday 29th April, 10:15-11:00
  • Returning To Work / Young Children – Wednesday 6th May, 10:15-11:00
  • Caring For Adults/ Children With Additional Needs – Wednesday 13th May, 10:15-11:00
  • Burnout/ Work-Life Balance – Wednesday 20th May, 10:15-11:00
  • Exploring Development Opportunities – Thursday 28th May, 10:30-12:00, (see below, book via Eventbrite)
  • Celebrating #CarersWeek with Carers Scotland – Wednesday 10th June, 10:15-11:15am
  • Juggling a Portfolio Career – Wednesday 17th June, 10:15-11:15am
  • Finance for Freelance Parent/ Carers – Wednesday 24th June, 10:15-11:15am

Please email pipascotland@gmail.com for more information and to register your info. Zoom invitation details will be circulated 30 mins prior to each session.


PiPA Midlands Network: Professional Development Opportunities Zoom


UPDATE: Following the recent PiPA Midlands Network Meeting on professional development opportunities that are available in the area, both now and in the future (particularly post COVID-19), we would like to gain further insight into the needs and challenges of Midlands based parents and carers in performing arts, to feed into this future development by asking them to complete this short survey. Further details and notes from the meeting are available here.

PiPA and Nottingham Playhouse are co-hosting a meeting for Midlands based performing arts organisations and practitioners with caring responsibilities. Appearances from other household members (kids, pets etc) very welcome!

  • Tuesday 5th May 2020 – 11:00-12:30

The conversation will look at what existing opportunities and support is available in the Midlands during lockdown, and what further opportunities are needed, particularly for freelance parents and carers.

There will also be a focus on what comes next after lockdown in terms of artist development programmes and initiatives that may be available and what further engagement opportunities might be needed for (freelance) practitioners with caring responsibilities.

As well as representatives from PiPA and Nottingham Playhouse, other Midlands performing arts organisations will be joining the meeting including East Meets West, Derby Theatre, In Good Company and Belgrade Theatre.

To join us for this conversation, please email amplify@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk with the subject heading ‘PiPA Midlands Network Zoom’ to request a place.


Exploring Development Opportunities

PiPA are hosting an online meeting for Scotland-based performing arts organisations and practitioners with caring responsibilities. Appearances from other household members (kids, pets etc) very welcome!

  • Thursday 28th May 2020 – 10:30am -12:30pm on Zoom 

The conversation will look at what existing opportunities and support is available in Scotland during lockdown, and what further opportunities are needed, particularly for freelance parents and carers.

There will also be a focus on what comes next after lockdown in terms of artist development programmes and initiatives that may be available, and what further engagement opportunities might be needed for practitioners with caring responsibilities.

As well as hearing from the PiPA team, we will hear from other Scotland based performing arts organisations across dance, music and theatre, including Dance Base, The Work Room, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Tron Theatre, Magnetic North, Birds of Paradise, Scottish Dance Theatre, Federation of Scottish Theatre and Creative Scotland.

Please go to Eventbrite to book your FREE place, and for any enquiries, please contact Saffy Setohy – PiPA Coordinator for Scotland on PipaScotland@gmail.com



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