How Can The Show Go On? Performing Arts Wellbeing Summit 

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

‘How Can the Show Go On? Performing Arts Wellbeing Summit is a one day summit to be held at Sydney Opera House on the 13th November 2017. This event is produced by Theatre Network NSW with support from the NSW Performing Arts Wellbeing Working Group*, and Create NSW, and Sydney Opera House

The purpose of the event is: To raise awareness, share information, and generate cross-industry action around the wellbeing of performing arts and screen workers in NSW.

How Can The Show Go On? is a call to action. The program is not designed just for listening.  It is a summit with a specific call to action to you as an active participant in our sector’s wellbeing. We want you to ask yourself how you can make effective wellbeing changes as an individual, as an organisation, and in collaboration with others. We ask you to commit to considering what actions you could take through the connections available to you during the summit but also after the summit ends.

When: Monday, 13th November 2017

Time: 9am to 5.30pm (with yoga session at 8am)

Where: Studio Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Registration: $35 per person. Tickets will be available from the Sydney Opera House Website & Box Office and a link will be provided here on the 13th September.

Summit Structure: A one-day summit featuring keynotes from leaders in the field as well as workshops, panels, working groups, inspiring examples and opportunities for reflection, commitment and action.

Living in Regional or Remote NSW? A travel subsidy is available by application for those living and working in remote or regional NSW. Available funds are limited and applications close on 22nd September. Please click here to get more information and apply.

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

Gill Perkins: Bell Shakespeare

This committee is a working group of sector volunteers.



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