Stellar Quines are proud to be one of a consortium of 15 leading UK Theatres and The Royal Central School Of Speech and Drama that will be part of Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA) first major piece of work.
The Best Practice Action Research Project aims to identify barriers facing carers working in the performing arts, and to investigate practical ways of reducing them.
The news, announced this week, has received a positive reception from the media, featured by The Stage – ‘Leading venues across the UK have launched a major year-long project that aims to identify barriers faced by parents in the sector and has the potential to “change the landscape” of theatre’, and ‘Theatre consortium to give ‘unprecedented’ support to parents working in performing arts’, Equity , the Family Arts Campaign.
It follows acclaimed director Phyllida Lloyd last week arguing ‘the theatre industry needs to get its “house in order” and make better provisions for working parents.’
The first stage of the research will begin shortly, with Stellar Quines working with PIPA and the other consortia members to gather qualitative and quantitative data through a survey and interviews of present employees, and freelancers over past 6 months.