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M Magazine - 8 Mar 2023: 'Women in Leadership: How can the music industry support its workers?'

PiPA Podcast - 7 Mar 2023: 'International Women's Day 2023'

The Stage - 3 Oct 2022: 'We can change theatre'

The Voice - 17 May 2022: 'The White Card: ‘This is about making the unseen, seen’' 

The Stage - 17 May 2022: RashDash's Oh Mother: how parenthood gave birth to the company's new show

Arts Professional - 20 January 2022: ‘Building back better for parents and carers’
The Stage - 4 January 2022 : ‘What is in store for 2022? Theatre leaders share their forecasts for this year’

The Stage - 6 December 2021: Returning to old ways of working will force female creatives to turn down jobs

The Stage - 23 September 2021: Keeping mum: is theatre tackling the parent trap?

The Guardian - 13 May 2021: New play Mum aims to make theatre industry more parent-friendly

The Evening Standard - 24 April 2021: London Rising: How the arts can build back better post-lockdown

The Guardian - 3 March 2021: Patter of tiny feet: dancers on leaping into motherhood.

Audio Femme - 22 February 2021: 'For Single Moms In The Music Industry, The Battle For Respect Is Real'.

The Stage - 1 February 2021: Gender Equality in performing arts 'set back decades by Covid'.

Evening Standard - 1 February 2021: Female performers losing work as they deal with increased Covid care duties.

The Guardian - 13 January 2021: UK report reveals 'disgraceful' gender inequality in the art

The Stage - 6 January 2021: What will 2021 hold? Theatre leaders share their hopes and fears

Elevate Music Podcast - 14 December 2020: Parenting in Music with Juanita Stein and Cassie Raine

The Stage - 5 October 2020 West End agreement: No additional Sunday pay and pro-rated weekly wages

Arts Professional - 30 September 2020 Coping through Covid: why 'what makes sense' sucks

The Stage - 28 September 2020 Theatre 2021: Sarah Jackson on Parents and Carers

The Independent - 15 September 2020: Romola Garai on PiPA

The Stage – 27 May 2020 Coronavirus: Lockdown could lead to more inclusive sector for carers – PiPA

The Stage – 23 April 2020 PiPA report reveals strain on women and carers working backstage

The Stage – 25 March 2020 Coronavirus: Theatres adapt to accommodate employees juggling day jobs and parenting

Complete Music Update – 16 March 2020 Record Store Day and Radio 1’s Big Weekend among the latest events to be affected by the COVID-19 crisis

PSN Europe – 13 March 2020 PiPA highlights need for support of parents and carers in performing arts

Record of the Day – 13 March 2020 PiPA calls for support for parents and carers in performing arts workforce in light of Coronavirus pandemic

The Stage – 2 January 2020 The Stage 100 2020: 91-100

The Stage – 18 December 2019 2020 vision: Theatre’s leaders share their hopes for the coming year

The Stage – 11 December 2019 National Theatre to slash Saturday rehearsals in move towards five-day weeks

The Stage – 18 October 2019 Agency criticised for turning down actor with children claiming her opportunities would be ‘restricted’

The Stage – 11 October 2019 Campaign group PiPA branches out into Scotland with plan for tailored research and events

The Stage – 10 October 2019 Mobile nursery in double-decker bus launches for parents working in performing arts

The Guardian – 2 October 2019 ‘I’d rather forget a guitar than the breast pump’: Emmy the Great on touring with a baby

The Stage – 19 September 2019 Bristol Old Vic launches parent and baby performances

Whats On Stage – 18 September 2019 Bristol Old Vic launches parent-friendly performances for autumn season

HR Magazine – 17 September 2019 Setting the stage for change: D&I and family-friendly working at the National

The Stage – 15 July 2019 Lyn Gardner: We should define success by the well-being of theatremakers

The Musician – Summer 2019 Motherhood At Work: Women in the industry who are pregnant or have young children still face discrimination, but campaigners are lobbying for change.

The Telegraph – 17 June 2019 Lisa McGrillis: ‘I had a mini-meltdown when trying to combine acting and early motherhood’ The Telegraph – 17 June 2019

London Theatre – 14 May 2019 Hattie Morahan interview: ‘Orpheus Descending asks such crucial, vital questions’

Arts Professional – 9 May 2019 Changing the narrative. By opening up more realistic discussions around motherhood, Motherworks seeks to support those suffering unnecessarily. Ruth Dudman explains.

Arts Journal – 16 April 2019 UK Survey: Forty Percent Of Those Who Drop Out Of The Arts Workforce Leave Because Of Family Obligations

Arts Professional – 12 April 2019 4 in 10 arts workers who leave sector cite caring responsibilities

The Stage – 12 April 2019 Theatre employers blame gender pay gap on imbalance in technical departments

Evening Standard – 10 April 2019 The Londonder: Support parent actors, says Cate Blanchett

The Stage – 9 April 2019 Cate Blanchett calls for action after report shows parents in performing arts are ‘penalised’

Music Week – 9 April 2019 New PiPA survey reveals parents and carers ‘far more likely to leave the music industry’

The Stage – 27 March 2019 Dear West End Producer: ‘Why doesn’t the theatre industry do more to support parents?’

The Stage – 25 March 2019 Lyn Gardner: Theatre needs to stop excluding parents and carers and show its human face

Arts Professional – 15 March 2019 £8,000 pay penalty for part-time senior women, research finds

Arts Professional – 15 March 2019 PiPA announces new leadership

The Stage – 14 March 2019 Campaign group PIPA plans expansion into opera and dance as it hires new chair

The Stage – 13 March 2019 Backstage theatre workers ‘pushed to breaking point due to lack of work-life balance’

The Stage – 7 February 2019 Touring show makes history with job share for performers

The Stage – 22 January 2019 Call the Midwife writer: ‘My actor husband took a two-year career break so I could work – we need equality at home’

The Stage – 3 January 2019 The Stage 100 2019: Theatre architect Steve Tompkins tops list of industry’s most influential

The Stage – 3 January 2019 The Stage 100 2019

The Stage – 2nd January 2019 Lyn Gardner: Look beyond The Stage 100’s big hitters to see where theatre’s future lies

The Stage – 2nd January 2019 Michael Nabarro: The Stage 100 shows how theatre is becoming more diverse, creative and innovative

The Stage – 12 November 2018 Lyn Gardner: Must the show really always go on?

The Stage – 1 November 2018 Editor’s view: From childcare to pointe shoes, we all benefit when theatre moves with the times

The Stage – 30 October 2018 Emergency childcare scheme for workers in the performing arts will launch in 2019

The Stage – 26 October 2018 Commons setback for self-employed parental leave reform, but campaigners vow to fight on

Complete Music Update – 22 October 2018 Research highlights “balancing act” for carers working the in the performing arts

M Magazine – 22 October 2018 Parents and Carers in Performing Arts face ‘Career Penalty’

Arts Professional – 19 October 2018 Parents and Carers in the arts face £3000-a-year ‘career penalty’

The Stage – 18 October 2018 ‘Less money and job insecurity’ – landmark survey reveals ‘career penalties’ of parents working in performing arts

ITV News – 14 September 2018 42nd Street performer becomes first to job-share in West End history

YAHOO! Finance – 14 September 2018 Actress makes history by being the first to secure job share role, but why don’t more companies offer flexible working for parents?

The Times – 13 September 2018 Mother stars in first West End job share

The Stage – 11 September 2018 42nd Street performer becomes first in West End history to job-share – 22 August 2018 Katy Griffiths & Deborah Sawyerr Appointed Joint Deputy Executive Directors of Mercury Theatre

The Stage – 21 August 2018 Out of Joint and PIPA to host events exploring difficulties for parents on tour – 21 August 2018 Out of Joint Partners with Parents in Performing Arts for ‘Parents, Carers and Touring’ Listening Event

BBC News 16 August 2018 Theatre world needs a ‘culture change’ for parents

The Stage – 15 August 2018 Performers with children turned away from Edinburgh Fringe digs

BBC News – 29 July 2018 How do stars juggle touring with parenthood?

WhatsOnStage – 20 July 2018 Breastfeeding in rehearsals: how the West End is embracing new mothers

BBC News – 29 July 2018 How do stars juggle touring with parenthood? – 29 June 2018 Balancing Act: Work/Life Survey Seeks Input from Dance Professionals

Music Week – 28 June 2018 – UK Music backs major survey on work-life balance

The Stage – 15 June 2018 Largest ever survey into work-life balance in performing arts launches

The Guardian – 16 May 2018 Why the pregnant pause? Women in performing arts still face baby barriers

The Stage – 21st February 2018 MPs to Debate Plans to Extend Shared Parental Leave to Self Employed

BBC News – 11th February 2018 Sharing the spotlight: Could West End job shares help actors?

The Stage – 9th February 2018 National Theatre and RSC Sign Charter to Improve Conditions for Parents in Performing Arts

The Times – 8th February 2018 Job Shares to Help Actors with Children

The Stage – 8th February 2018 MP and former Corrie actor Tracy Brabin demands shared parental leave for self employed

The Guardian – 7th February 2018 The pram in the hall is no enemy of good art – it inspires great theatre

The Stage – 7th February 2018 West End stars call for job shares to support working parents

iNews – 5th February 2018 Lisa McGrillis, aka Kelly in Mum: ‘I remember thinking, oh god, is this my life? Is this what acting is? I’m not sure I want to do this’ – 5th February Equity Takes Measures to Ensure a Safe Casting Process With CDG + More U.K. Union News

The Stage – 23rd January 2018 How Parents in Performing Arts is giving theatre a creche course in caring

WhatsOnStage – 11th January 2018 Theatre must continue the change Josie Rourke brought

The Stage – 3 November 2017 Charter to combat discriminatory working practices for parents in theatre

The Stage – 25th September 2017 Parents in Performing Arts to form limited company in bid to bring long-term change to theatre sector

Working Mums – 25th September 2017 Parents in performing arts campaign scales up

BECTU News – 25th September 2017 BECTU supports Parents and Carers in Performing Arts

The Stage – 13th July 2017 Rosalie Craig: ‘Theatre must do more to help parents’

The Stage – 1 June 2017 Donmar Warehouse production to explore motherhood in theatre

The Stage – 31 May 2017 Mercury Colchester to establish creche for auditionees

The Stage – 26 April 2017 Change timetables to help parents tour, producers told

LondonTheatre – 8 January 2017 Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA) publishes preliminary findings of Best Practice Research Project

The Stage – 5th January 2017 Eight out of 10 self-employed parents have had to turn down theatre work – report

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama – 7th October 2016 Parents in Performing Arts and Central Announce New Best Practice Research Project

The Stage – 18th July 2016 Theatre consortium to give ‘unprecedented’ support to parents working in performing arts

The Stage – 3rd January 2016 Looking ahead to 2016: the industry speaks

The Stage – 7th December 2015 Relaxed Royal Court performance to allow babies in auditorium

BBC Radio London (1:18min) – 10 December 2015 The Breakfast Show with Penny Smith and Paul Ross

The Stage – 21st December 2015 Theatres urged to hold more ‘parent with baby’ performances after Royal Court trial

Matilda in Motion – 27th October 2015 Mothers Who Make: A Letter of Invitation to all the Producer Job Applicants and Everyone Else Too….

Standard Issue Magazine – 26th October 2015 Becoming Visible

Eleventh Hour Project – 17th October 2015 Musings On an Ideal World

The Stage – 16 October 2015 Parents In Performing Arts launches with calls for job shares and better rehearsal scheduling

The Guardian – October 16th 2015 Romola Garai: ‘Sets without childcare are stymying women’s careers’

The Independent – 15th October 2015 Romola Garai: Actress calls for childcare on film sets to help parents

The Stage – 1 October 2015 John Simm and Vicky Featherstone back campaign supporting parents in showbusiness

The Stage – 24 September 2015 We need support to tackle career and parenthood

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