New report highlights unsustainable conditions and devastating dilemmas for parents, carers and the wider workforce:
•Parents and carers pay penalty has more than doubled to £7,000 (since 2018) compared to workers without caring responsibilities
•Eight out of ten women working in the arts had to cut down working hours to manage caring responsibilities
•Two-thirds of freelance performing arts workers say that having a child would limit their careers
•Women and freelancers face the brunt of unpredictable, precarious and unsustainable working conditions
The second edition of the Parents and Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA) benchmark survey Balancing Act: Take Two reveals a concerning deterioration in conditions for parents and carers within the performing arts sector.