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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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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Working From Home With Children: PiPA Director Vick Bain Shares Top Tips

April 3rd, 2020

Many parents have now found themselves sharing their working day with their children, and depending on their age, may now even be wearing a home-schooling hat too. Single parent families may also be facing increased pressure at this time with limited access to support. PiPA Director Vick Bain, forme...

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Financial Aid (Non-Government) for Performing Arts Professionals

March 30th, 2020

This resource was published on the UK Theatre Industry Coronavirus Support Facebook page and provides information about financial assistance from unions, charities and awarding bodies outside of government welfare schemes. FINANCIAL AID FOR ALL Arts Council England – Emergency financial suppor...

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Performing Arts Organisations’ Rapid Response to Supporting Its Workforce and Communities

March 25th, 2020

Following the government’s recent advice and the subsequent closure of performing arts venues, clubs, restaurants and cafes on Friday 20th March, in order to strengthen measures to enforce social distancing, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a dramatic impact on the performing arts industry.  T...

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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...