Supported by Live Performance Australia (LPA), Safe Theatres Australia (STA), La Boite, Brisbane Powerhouse, Cluster Arts, Arts Front and Queensland Theatre, this workshop provides industry updates and round-table scenario discussions to give a practical understanding of the current issues around addressing sexual harassment and bullying in our industry.
Theatre, dance, circus and experimental companies and independent artists are invited, with a maximum of two staff per company. We encourage board members to attend where possible.
1.30-4.30pm, Monday 23 September 2019
Riverside Terrace, Brisbane Powerhouse
Queensland regional artists and organisations who are unable to be in Brisbane for the workshop are invited to register to participate online. The online group is being supported by Feral Arts as part of the Arts Front project using the Zoom platform.
1.15: Arrival and Registration
1.30: Session 1. Welcome
1.45: Session 2. Sector Updates and Overview
- Sector updates including an overview by Sophie Ross, Safe Theatres Australia; a presentation on LPA’s Code of Practice by Kim Tran;
and an overview of the new CAST policies*, by Amanda Jolly, Queensland Theatre.
*The Confederation of Australia State Theatre companies have developed a suite of new policies and templates, based on the LPA Code, which they will share with the sector.
2.25: Tea Break
2.45: Session 3. Scenario Planning
- Facilitated by Nicole Beyer, Theatre Network Australia
In round-tables, you will work on a selection of hypothetical case-studies outlining a situation and posing questions. Each table will have a facilitator, and each scenario will be followed by group discussion on the outcomes.
- Plenary and Q and A
Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers, and to discuss as a group, action and ideas for implementation.
4.30: End and Drinks at Cash Bar.