The impact of COVID-19 on the DCMS sectors: PiPA submission

June 30th, 2020

Written evidence submitted by Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA) to DCMS...

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Carers Week 2020

June 12th, 2020

Lucy Bell’s powerful piece in Exeunt lays bare the reality of being a carer working in the Performing Arts, with brilliant contributions from Gerda Stephenson, Ngozi Ugochukwu and Stephen Unwin.  Parents and Carers in Performing Arts very first piece of...

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The Lights Aren’t On And Everybody’s At Home

May 27th, 2020

Parents and carers in the performing arts sector are facing the double hit of devastating financial instability and career uncertainty as well as home-schooling and managing caring responsibilities. The resilience shown by our industry, both to support its workforce and ensure survival, has bee...

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PiPA Welcomes Three New Ambassadors

May 28th, 2020

PiPA are thrilled to announce the appointment of three new Ambassadors, each of whom bring unique insights into the challenges faced by parents and carers across the theatre and music sectors. Their appointments further bolster the roster of performing arts professionals dedicated to supporting pare...

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Coaching Session for Parents and Carers in Scotland

April 29th, 2020

At Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA), we recognise the particular precariousness of parents and carers working in the performing arts. The Covid-19 situation presents additional challenges, whilst magnifying those barriers and inequalities that already existed. As part of our Scotland pro...

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April 28th, 2020

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 practi...

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Backstage Workforce Report finds poor working conditions for parents and carers working in theatre

April 23rd, 2020

A huge majority of theatre workers who are also parents and carers are experiencing poor working conditions, with high demands but little to no support from employers, finds the new Backstage Workforce Report from PiPA (Parents and Carers in Performing Arts). It draws on research carried out before ...

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Parenting Under Covid-19

April 21st, 2020

Vick Bain is a parent working in music and a PiPA board director. She has interviewed 15 industry professionals from artists to label employees, to those running their own PR and audio companies, to explore the challenges facing parents working in music. She published the following article (which ha...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Help and Support

PiPA has called for performing arts organisations and the government to consider the medium term needs and risks posed to parents and carers in the sector’s workforce in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. To access our dedicated resources, updates and for further guidance on where to find support...