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March 2018
LPA Safety Guidelines for the Live Entertainment and Events Industry

The new Safety Guidelines for the Live Entertainment and Events Industry are now available.

The new Guidelines replace the Employer Guide to OH&S published in 2004.

The objective of the new Guidelines is to promote best practice in delivering safe events and safe working environments, and raise awareness of the practical and legislative requirements to manage health and safety issues appropriately.

All Members are encouraged to incorporate the new guidance material into your work, health & safety plans, as well as promote the use of the material to non-members and others that may work in our industries.

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February 2018
Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing - Consent Form

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing – Consent Form is available for your reference. Youth Circuses who require more information, please contact outgoing Artistic Director, Jodie Farrugia directly.

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February 2018
Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policy

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policy is available for your reference. Youth Circuses who require more information, please contact outgoing Artistic Director, Jodie Farrugia directly.

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February 2018
Child Protection Policy Flow Chart

This flow chart is in line with NSW legislation only. Legislation differs from state to state. The Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ Child Protection Policy is available for your reference. Youth Circuses who require more information, please contact outgoing Artistic Director, Jodie Farrugia directly.

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February 2018
Child Protection Policy

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ Child Protection Policy is available for your reference. Youth Circuses who require more information, please contact outgoing Artistic Director, Jodie Farrugia directly.

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February 2018
Commitment to Safety Policy 2016

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ Commitment to Safety Policy is available for your reference. Youth Circuses who require more information, please contact outgoing Artistic Director, Jodie Farrugia directly.

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February 2018
Workplace Health & Safety Policy 2016

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ Workplace Health and Safety Policy is available for your reference. Youth Circuses who require more information, please contact outgoing Artistic Director, Jodie Farrugia directly.

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August 2018
Code of Practice to Prevent Workplace Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has released the Australian Live Performance Industry Code of Practice to Prevent Workplace Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying (Code).

The Code comes into effect on 3 September 2018.

ABOUT THE CODE
The code is organised in two parts:

  • PART A – A guide for employers including an overview of the relevant legislative framework and obligations, as well as best practice guidance on steps you can take to effectively prevent and respond to discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace. A copy of Part A can be found here.
  • PART B – Templates and resources to assist you to develop new policies and procedures
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March 2018
Industry Code of Practice on Preventing Workplace Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Bullying [Draft]

LPA has released a draft industry Code of Practice for member and broader industry consultation. The draft Code has been prepared to support the prevention of workplace discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying in the live performance industry. It affirms our industry’s commitment to providing safe, respectful, inclusive and flexible workplaces.

LPA is seeking industry feedback on the draft Code. Submissions to be made to Kim Tran, Director Policy and Governance, ktran@liveperformance.com.au by 26 March.

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Mar 2018
Know Where the Line Is - Resources
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The Know Where the Line Is national awareness raising strategy is a tripartite partnership between the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mar 2018
Ending workplace sexual harassment: A resource for small, medium and large employers
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The resource aims to assist small, medium and large employers to understand and meet their legal obligations under the Sex Discrimination Act. It also provides practical guidance on how employers can prevent sexual harassment and how to respond effectively when it occurs.

February 2018
Code of Conduct for Employees, Volunteers, and Contractors at The Flying Fruit Fly Circus

The Code of Conduct for Employees, Volunteers, and Contractors at The Flying Fruit Fly Circus goes in tandem with The Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ Child Protection Policy, which is available for your reference. Youth Circuses who require more information, please contact outgoing Artistic Director, Jodie Farrugia directly.

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December 2017
MEAA 2017 Sexual Harassment in Live Theatre Survey
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December 2017
LPA Statement on Harassment and Bullying

As the peak employer body for live performance in Australia, LPA strongly supports safe and respectful workplaces for everyone, without exception.

Workplaces should be non-threatening, respectful, safe and free from all forms of harassment. All employees have the right not to be sexually harassed or discriminated against in the workplace. That is the law. No excuses.

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December 2017
National Code of Behaviour - Confederation of Australian State Theatres (CAST)

TNA endorses CAST’s National Code of Behaviour.

CAST is committed to cultural change for the betterment of our industry. We are introducing a national code of behaviour, and we are committed to a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual harassment or bullying in the workplace. We are also committed to empowering those working with us to report inappropriate behaviours. By upholding a consistent industry-wide standard, we can work together to eradicate sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace and ensure we move forward as a collective, safe and supportive industry.

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December 2017
Theatre Network NSW Code of Behaviour

TNA endorses the Theatre Network NSW (TNN) Code of Behaviour.

The following code is based on the Royal Court Theatre’s Code of Behaviour from the UK and published in response to our theatre sector’s demand and hope for culture change to prevent sexual harassment and abuses of power. Published by TNN as a living document in which the sector is encouraged to respond to, this code has been developed as an initiative of the NSW Theatre Producers Working Group, which includes members of whyareyouwinkingatme and MEAA’s National Performers’ Committee. As a living Code of Behaviour, sector revision and addition of this code is to be expected.

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January 2018
Designers

A response to the significant gender inequity within the technical designs for live performance sector specifically in the areas of Lighting, Sound and Composition, and Video Design and Animation within the subsidised performing arts sector, this list is designed as a resource for theatre companies, collectives, and individuals, to hire more diversely in these areas. This list is also one of many ways to develop a community amongst female, non-binary, and trans designers. Initiated by Emma Valente.

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April 2018
‘THIS IS HOW WE DO IT: Working trends of independent artists, creatives, and arts workers’
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This is TNA’s first survey designed to gather data that reflects the realities of making it as an independent artist or arts worker in Australia. We hope the findings presented here provide solid provocation for discussion, evaluation, and benchmarking.

Launched April 2018.

November 2017
TNA’s 2017 Small to Medium Salary Survey Report Executive Summary
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August 2015
TNA’s 2015 Small to Medium Salary Survey Report
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August 2013
TNA’s 2013 Small to Medium Salary Survey Report
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August 2011
2011 Remuneration Report
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Theatre Network Victoria’s 2011 Remuneration Report analyses results from an online survey with questions about organisation size, salaries, benefits, and professional development budgets of 92 small to medium Australian arts organisations.

August 2009
2009 Remuneration Survey
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This report analyses results from an online survey that collected responses about organisational size, salaries, other benefits, and professional development allowances of the main staff positions of 50 mostly small-to-medium Australian arts organisations. It provides breakdowns according to organisational turnover, and some simple analysis of the results. It includes some preliminary benchmarking against other sectors, but calls for more detailed research in this area.

The main finding of the report is that staff salaries, benefits and professional development budgets of small-to-medium arts organisations are still disappointingly low. Although there has been an increase (above CPI) in salaries compared with the Victorian AD/GM 2006 survey, there is still a long way to go to be in line with remuneration for similar roles in other sectors.

Feb 2018
Submission to the review of Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission (ACNC) legislation

In 2018, TNA made a submission to the review of Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission (ACNC) legislation, in support of ACNC as being relevant to the Not for profit sector especially where the arts is concerned.

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December 2015
TNV Creative Industries Strategy Submission

During 2015, TNV lobbied for a performing arts representative and an Arts Industry Council representative to be included in the Expert Reference Group. We wrote a TNA Creative Industries Strategy Submission for the small to medium and independent sectors, and pursued this throughout the year

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September 2011
The ArtsPeak submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Australian Broadcasting Commission
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Members of ArtsPeak (the confederation of peak national arts organisations) responds to the call for submissions by the Senate Standing Committees Inquiry into the ABC’s reduction of the number of ABC-produced programs.

2 August 2013
Video: Re-valuing the Artist in the New World Order - David Pledger

Artist and Director, David Pledger, talks about his essay titled ‘Re-valuing the Artist in the New World Order’ at the launch of Currency House Platform Paper #35, hosted by Theatre Network Victoria at the South Melbourne Town Hall.

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5 August 2016
Video: Trust & Valuing the Artist in the Marketplace - Willoh S. Weiland

Artist, writer and curator, Willoh S. Weiland proposes ways to place artists at the centre of our industry’s marketplace culture. Keynote address from 2016 Victorian Theatre Forum.

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5 August 2016
Video: Here I Stand - Cultivating Personal Resilience in the Face of Chaos - Alison Robb

Alison Robb (University of Adelaide) discusses the impact of chronic uncertainty on wellbeing and provides tips for cultivating personal resilience. Keynote address from 2016 Victorian Theatre Forum.

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May 2018
2018 Victorian Theatre Forum: IN THE ZONE
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4 August 2017
2017 Victorian Theatre Forum: NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH
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25 May 2016
TNA Brochure - Advancing the Australian Performing Arts Sector

This 8 page brochure is designed to promote our purpose and program, sector overview, focus areas and 2016 member listing.

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January 2015
2015 Australian Theatre Forum: Making It- Mini Program
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Program for ATF 2015: MAKING IT. Held over four days in January 2015, the ATF was a unique opportunity for diverse Australian theatre makers to gather, engage in inspirational conversations, critically reflect upon the state of play for theatre practice, and examine the histories, legacies and policy innovations that led us here.

August 2014
2014 Victorian Theatre Forum - 'Power Play' Program
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5 November 2018
Lyn Wallis & Jill Smith

TNA Deputy Chair Jill Smith is joined by Lyn Wallis – TNA Board Member and Artistic Director of HotHouse Theatre in Albury/Wodonga – to talk upcoming Victorian State Elections, TNA’s advocacy work and regional practice.

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8 October 2018
Emma Valente & Nicole Beyer

In January 2018, TNA launched The List. Initiated by Emma Valente, lighting designer, director and dramaturg, and Co-Artistic Director of The Rabble, The List is a response to the significant gender inequity within the technical designs for live performance sector. This episode covers the upcoming Safe Theatres Workshop, and the work addressing gender equity and safety within the theatre.

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10 September 2018
Davey Thompson, Sermsah Bin Saad (Suri) & Nicole Beyer

Focusing on the small to medium and independent sector, and TNA’s vision of increasing First Nations leadership in the sector, this episode features Davey Thompson from ILBIJERRI and Sermsah Bin Saad (Suri) to chat Deadly Fringe and development First Nations artists and work.

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6 August 2018
The Very Good Looking Initiative & Jamie Lewis

Independent outfit The Very Good Looking Initiative (TVGLI) were awarded Best Emerging Performance Ensemble by TNA at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Since then, TNA has embarked on a mentoring relationship with them, supporting their development. Together with Jamie Lewis, TNA Communications Manager, they chat anti-theatre, and the TVGLI creative process.

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9 July 2018
Leisa Prowd, Janice Florence & Bethany Simons

Leisa Prowd and Janice Florence both work at Arts Access Victoria, and share artistic practice in Weave Movement Theatre. Together with Bethany Simons, TNA Program Director, they chat artistic practice, training for arts workers on access issues, devising work through improvisational movement.

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4 June 2018
Kate Fryer & Antonella Casella

Kate Fryer, TNA CaPT Advisory Group member and Antonella Casella, Senior Associate Associate at Circus Oz talk Circus and Physical Theatre in Australia and TNA CaPT Strategy.

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7 May 2018
Erica McCalman & Jamie Lewis

Erica McCalman, Creative Producer at Next Wave and Jamie Lewis, TNA Communications Manager talk VTF 2018 and Next Wave Festival.

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9 April 2018
Nicole Beyer, Executive Director

From 22 minute 28 seconds in, Nicole Beyer, Executive Director shares about Theatre Network Australia and our National Engagement Strategy.

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Feb 2018
Submission to the review of Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission (ACNC) legislation

In 2018, TNA made a submission to the review of Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission (ACNC) legislation, in support of ACNC as being relevant to the Not for profit sector especially where the arts is concerned.

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December 2015
TNV Creative Industries Strategy Submission

During 2015, TNV lobbied for a performing arts representative and an Arts Industry Council representative to be included in the Expert Reference Group. We wrote a TNA Creative Industries Strategy Submission for the small to medium and independent sectors, and pursued this throughout the year

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September 2011
The ArtsPeak submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Australian Broadcasting Commission
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Members of ArtsPeak (the confederation of peak national arts organisations) responds to the call for submissions by the Senate Standing Committees Inquiry into the ABC’s reduction of the number of ABC-produced programs.

Oct 2018
Pillars of Safe Intimacy - Rehearsal and Performance Practice
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Intimacy Directors International is a not for profit organization that represents like-minded artists. IDI represents Intimacy Directors and Choreographers for theatre as well as Intimacy Coordinators for TV and film.

Oct 2018
“Voice, Agency and Integrity” Report produced by Diversity Arts Australia (DARTS)
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The “Voice, Agency and Integrity” Report produced by Diversity Arts Australia (DARTS) has highlighted barriers within the arts and cultural sector to broader representation of Australia s cultural diversity that include systemic discrimination, tokenism and misrepresentation.

The report compiles issues, direct experiences and potential solutions to entrenched barriers that were identified in key-note industry addresses and expert forums at a symposium hosted by DARTS last year.

Jul 2018
Creative Convergence - University of Melbourne
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The Creative Convergence project examines the work of six Australian theatre companies and performing arts venues – Arena Theatre Company, Arthur, Bell Shakespeare, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, HotHouse and Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) – and their interaction and engagement with young people in regional Victoria.

Our other partners include Creative Victoria and Theatre Network Australia, peak arts bodies that have a deep interest in young people’s engagement in and with the arts in regional Victoria.

Jun 2018
Turning Pointe: Gender Equality in Australian Dance.
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Independent report, Turning Pointe calls for many recommendations to improve gender equality in Australian Dance. Written and published by: Andrew Westle, Delving into Dance, 2018. Produced in part consultation with Lucy Guerin, Amy Hollingsworth, Stephanie Lake, Carin Mistry, Frances Rings, Michelle Ryan, Meryl Tankard, Maggie Tonkin and Jordan Beth Vincent. Produced with assistance from Kai Bradley, Samuel Harnett-Welk, Claire Ashworth, Tom Halls, Anne-Marie Peard and Bek Berger. Images used with permission.

July 2017
Graduate Employability Research Project Report
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The Deakin University Arts and Cultural Management (ACM) Graduate Employability Research aimed to examine future skills required in the arts and cultural sector, and perceived skills gaps of recent graduates entering the employment market. Research was conducted between September – December 2016 and involved the telephone survey of 16 peak association at a state and national level, and online survey contributions from 29 arts organisations.

Jan 2016
Sydney Theatre Report 2015 - Venues
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Report was written by Steven Hopley and released January 2016.

February 2015
Australian Society of Performing Arts Healthcare
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The Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare aims to promote high-quality, holistic lifespan healthcare for all performing artists. ASPAH’s members include performing artists, as well as those who work with them in various capacities, or who wish to support their health needs. All members have a common goal of optimising performing artists’ access to excellent healthcare. ASPAH was mentioned in the ‘Making It Healthy’ session at ATF 2015.

June 2013
Measuring the economic benefits of arts and culture
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This report, written by BOP consulting, aims to provide arts and cultural organisations with clear guidance about undertaking or commissioning studies into the economic benefits of their work.

The guidance will help organisations choose appropriate and robust methodologies and uses case studies to illustrate the benefits and limitations of different approaches to measuring economic contribution.

June 2012
Report on the Status of Women - A Limited Engagement?
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Prepared for the New York State Council on the Arts Theatre Program by Susan Jonas and Suzanne Bennett (January 2002).

April 2012
Not There Yet - Discussing the Status of Women in Theatre
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What Will it Take to Achieve Equality for Women in the Theatre? From the November 2009 American Theatre magazin

July 2011
Discussion Paper: Australian Theatre for Young Audiences International Showcase
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This discussion paper is intended to provide a departure point for discussion and conversation around the establishment of the Australian Theatre for Young Audiences International Showcase (ATYAIS).

Also below is “Discussion Paper: Australian International Touring Syndicates Program” (an initiative of Insite Arts supported by Arts Queensland and Australia Council for the Arts). AITS is a hosting program for presenters from specifically targeted geographic regions with shared aesthetic market interests or priorities.

November 2010
Australian Women Directors- September 2010 Forum Report
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Australian Women Directors Alliance ‘Creating Change’ Forum.

The ‘Creating Change’ Forum was held at the Victorian Arts Centre over the two days of 10th and 11th September, 2010. It was convened by Melanie Beddie, Lucy Freeman, Petra Kalive and Jane Woollard and was supported by The Office of Women’s Policy and the Arts Centre.

The AWDA ‘Creating Change’ Forum presented a model for thinking about social change in a dynamic and energetic way. Women directors claimed their legacy, their role as leaders in the theatre profession, and their commitment to supporting one another as we work towards greater diversity in our profession.

November 2013
Live Performance Australia (LPA) - GUIDE TO EMPLOYMENT ON TOUR
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The LPA Guide to Employment on Tour is an excellent source of information primarily regarding employees on tour that are engaged under the Live Performance Award 2010. www.liveperformance.com.au

October 2013
APACA GUIDE TO TOURING 2013
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This document has been created to help producers and presenters understand and effectively operate in the national performing arts touring landscape. For the purposes of this document, a tour can be intrastate or interstate/national (consisting of more than two states) and will include several performances over two or more performing arts centres. A tour can include any combination of capital city, metropolitan, regional or remote centres. In regard to these definitions various government agencies and departments may have different definitions of a tour and it is advisable to identify these in the event of making an application for investment.

November 2012
2012 Performing Arts Touring Workshop - NOTES
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A compilation document of the presentations and discussions had at the 2012 Performing Arts Touring Workshop held on Wednesday 21st of November, co presented by Theatre Network Victoria, VAPAC, RAV and Auspicious Arts Incubator.

November 2012
VAPAC Tech Tips for Touring
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A handy guide [powerpoint presentation] to touring as presented by Matthew Schroeders [Chair of the Tech Manager’s Network and Riverlinks Technical Manager] at the 2012 Performing Arts Touring Workshop.

October 2012
MEAA - CO-OP KIT for PROFIT SHARE PRODUCTIONS
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A great resource for profit share productions, including some key points to remember when setting up a profit share production and a template agreement that can be adapted to suit your company’s needs.

15 OCTOBER, 2015
Exploring psychological wellbeing in a sample of Australian actors

Literature on the wellbeing of performing artists is limited, focusing on small pockets of research with musicians and dancers. Actors are under-represented, with a few small studies suggesting actors may be over-exposed to criticism, have higher levels of unresolved trauma, experience both satisfaction and uncertainty and may be subject to multiple sources of stress. Narrative evidence suggests actors may be resilient but vulnerable to depression, may misuse substances, feel extreme pressure to perform and be unlikely to seek help.

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March 2002
Report to Ministers on an Examination of the Small to Medium Performing Arts Sector, Cultural Ministers' Council
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AUSTRALIA. “The Working Party believes that the Sector is characterized by great diversity, a focus on new creative endeavor, a slim administrative structure, a large volunteer workforce and a commitment to artistic production. While the Sector as a whole is in surplus its financial stability is finely balanced and in some areas shows evidence of decline.”