Calling Yorkshire based, freelance, parents and/ or carers!
Take part in an Arts Council England funded programme of professional development.
The programme is open to Yorkshire-based parents or carers in the performing arts who are freelancers, on short contracts or not currently in work, who are further marginalised due to their ethnicity, cultural heritage, disability, neurodivergence, sexual orientation, gender identity or from a working-class background.
In partnership with Sheffield Theatres, Mind the Gap, Balbir Singh Dance
Company, Tutti Frutti Productions, Middle Child Theatre, Theatre Royal Wakefield, Pilot
Theatre Ltd, Leeds Heritage Theatre, Derby Theatre, Dance Mama, Stans café, Northern School
of Contemporary Dance and Migration Matters Festival opportunities available as part of this scheme include but are not limited to:
- Skills development
- Shadowing opportunities
- CV development workshops
- Rehearsal space
The deadline to apply for this project is Monday 17th January, 10am.
About the Project
PiPA is embarking on an action-research project supporting a cohort of 15 Yorkshire-based performing arts practitioners that face additional barriers to employment to engage in a programme of professional development to support and strengthen their position within the industry.
This unique opportunity is open to Yorkshire-based parents or carers in the performing arts who are freelancers, on short contracts or not currently in work, who are further disadvantaged due to their ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, other protected characteristic or consider themselves to be from a working class background.
Parents and Carers are a sub-sector of every protected characteristic, and this programme, funded by Arts Council England, has been developed to address the challenges they face.
PiPA’s new action-research pilot Project: ‘Return and Retain’ aims to kickstart this process by supporting a cohort of 15 freelancers through a programme of professional development to support and strengthen their position within the industry.
This programme will last 6 months, running from January 2022 to August 2022. There will be a minimum of 3 days commitment for full cohort meetings. All other professional development opportunities will be arranged at a time that is suitable for each practitioner.
Alongside supporting the professional development of the cohort, this project also aims to create industry resources that will increase the social capital of marginalised parent and carer freelancers, and enable organisations to better understand and support the needs of these individuals.
How to Apply
- A video, audio or written statement outlining your answers to the Prompt Questions outlined in the Application Pack below. Written statements should be no more than 1 page, and audio/video responses no longer than 5 minutes. Alternatively you can apply by completing this Google Form.
- Application Form*
- Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form**
**If you have already completed this as part of your expression of interest, please indicate this in your application email.
Any further questions
If you have any questions about the project, or simply would like to meet a member of the PiPA Team, you can attend this open Zoom drop in session. Come along, say hello, ask questions and get what you need to submit your application. This will be an informal session - you can call in at any point during the time of the session and stay for as long as you like.
Wednesday 12th January 12 -1pm.
You can apply by using the Application Materials below, or via our Google Form.
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