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The Show Must Go On: Ensuring Performing Arts Wellbeing Summit

Monday 13 November 2017 at Sydney Opera House Studio, Sydney Opera House.

A NSW performing arts industry summit dedicated to raising awareness, sharing information, and generating cross-industry action around the wellbeing of performing arts workers.

Supported by Create NSW.
In partnership with Sydney Opera House.

Audience: individuals and companies/organisations from performing arts sector in NSW

Speakers and participants will come from across the all areas of performing arts and wellbeing sector but it is important that there is strong representation from:
- those working independently or in the small to medium sector of our industry;
- our emerging artists who are the future of our industry and who have the potential to make much-needed, positive change in this area of our industry’s culture;
- both commercial and subsidised performing arts;
- all aspects of performing arts employment: creative, performing, production, technical, management, administration, volunteer performing arts workers;
- Significant family members/Partners of arts workers and artists.

We are also working on providing travel and access options for participants living or working outside of Sydney on the day.

As you may know from our former blogs and e-news TNN has been privileged to lead a NSW Performing Arts Wellbeing Advisory Group* of experienced and committed sector members. In the last 6 months we have been working hard to map and research the current support and resources available to our sector in NSW and meeting with Create NSW, and the Wellbeing Collective (Victoria) and many of you.

Programming for the summit will be developed by the NSW Performing Arts Wellbeing Advisory Group* with input from partner organisations and the sector (including health professionals).

This is an all-of-industry conversation about how the show can go on without the wellbeing of those integral to the show paying the price. Through this summit, the sector can begin to map and plan how the performing arts can perform better and what resources and partnerships will be integral to doing just that.

The event will include case studies and stories of wellbeing support from across the sector that provide a source of inspiration, information, and ideas from which the sector can build awareness, momentum and buy-in for improved NSW support for performing arts wellbeing.

This summit is not just about support platforms once wellbeing issues are identified but also about self-help and pre-emptive solutions that increase sector resilience and reduce the occurrence of wellbeing issues in the first place.

*NSW Performing Arts Wellbeing Advisory Group Members are:
Jane Kreis: TNN
Bethwyn Serow: AMPAG
Dr Mark Seton: University of Sydney and ASPAH
Judith Bowtell: Milkcrate Theatre
Helen O’Moore: NSW Industry Training Advisory Body
Morwenna Collett Accessible Arts NSW
Irene Lemon: Magic Electricity Box
Michelle Silby: Ausdance NSW & VIC
Penny Watts: Monkey Baa Theatre
Emily Collins: Music NSW
Yolande White & Suzie Franke (CDP)
Jenny Muldoon & Angela Batemen: Sydney Opera House
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Theatre Network NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW

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