PiPA’s latest research report, published 2nd February 2021, has revealed that the COVID pandemic is having a devastating impact on parents and carers working in the performing arts. Particularly affected are women, D/deaf and disabled people with caring responsibilities and solo parents.

PiPA is inviting leaders from performing arts organisations to learn more about the startling findings of the report, how it impacts the performing arts sector, and what can be done to tackle the problem. Targeted at members of senior leadership teams and HR departments, these events will feature speakers from performing arts organisations participating in PiPA's pioneering Charter Programme sharing their learnings and best practices. Each meeting will be approximately one hour long, with an additional half an hour available for discussion.

Key findings of PiPA's Covid Report:

  • 72% of parents and carers are considering abandoning their career in performing arts
  • 1 in 4 mothers & female carers are doing 90% of childcare, severely impacting their ability to work.
  • 45% of D/deaf and disabled parents and carers and solo parents are experiencing a mental health crisis.

Read the full report here.

Event Dates:

Tuesday 30 March, 10.30am

Wednesday 31 March, 2pm

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Please book your free space as soon as possible. Live transcription and BSL interpreting is available on request - please contact

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to discuss the research finding or any support strategies, please get in touch.