Increase your organisation's resilience by taking your first step to becoming a family-friendly employer with PiPA Foundations. 

​After a successful pilot programme funded by Creative Scotland, for Scottish Performing Arts organisations, we are​​ excited to be launching PiPA Foundations across the UK from November 2023. 

What is PiPA Foundations? 

PiPA Foundations is an entry-level programme designed to support performing arts organisations to increase their business resilience through becoming more family-friendly employers. 

Taking your first steps towards creating a work environment that is inclusive of people with caring responsibilities, PiPA Foundations will provide you with the tools and resources to implement inclusive policies and practices, helping you to attract and retain a wide range of people from all backgrounds and circumstances.

As an Arts Council England Investment Principles Support Organisation (IPSO) National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs), our role is to support NPOs and the wider sector to develop more inclusive working practices and deliver against the Investment Principle of Inclusivity and Relevance.  

Inclusion shouldn’t be limited to those who can afford it, so we’ve been working hard to find ways to share our resources with organisations of all sizes and remits. 

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How does it ​​work? 

PiPA Foundations is a self-led, entry-level programme consisting of five online modules and supporting resources that you can access at any time, from anywhere.  

It will provide you with the necessary tools and resources to identify policies and working practices that can improve support for your parent and carer workforce. 

You'll gain insight into key areas of monitoring, recruitment, flexibility, and communication that can positively impact your workforce.  

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What will I gain from PiPA Foundations?



How can I find out more? 

Hear from Creative Scotland and Arts Council England about the benefit of supporting parents and carers as well as how our Programmes have supported other organisations. 

Join our live webinar on Thursday 16th November 12 – 1, led by Creative Director & CEO, Anna Ehnold-Danailov, with guest speakers: 

  • Vanessa Boyd, Interim Head of Dance, Creative Scotland 
  • Kenny McGlashan, CEO of Youth Arts Theatre Scotland 
  • Kelly Parish, Senior Manager, Diversity, Arts Council England  
  • Balbir Singh, Artistic Director of Balbir Singh Dance Company 

Register for the FREE webinar here. 

How Much Does It Cost? 

The cost for PiPA Foundations is £350 for organisations with an annual turnover of less than £1,000,000. We’re committed to making changes across the industry with a wide range of partners. If affordability is a barrier for you, then please get in touch as there is subsidy available. 

How do I sign up? 

PiPA Foundations will give you the confidence and motivation you need to take the first steps towards increasing business resilience by becoming a more family-friendly employer.  

To sign up please email 

If you sign up to PiPA Foundations before 31st December 2023, you will have the opportunity to participate in a special online networking event taking place in January and facilitated by our Development & Relationship Managers. You can meet other members of the cohort, and get the chance to hear directly from our team. Don’t miss your chance to join us by signing up for PiPA Foundations now.