The below correspondence is posted here by kind permission from the Society of London Theatre
The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) is an organisation that works with and on behalf of their Members to champion theatre and the performing arts.
New survey launched on flexible working – please complete
Did you work remotely during Covid? Which part of your role could be done from home long term? What is the future of remote working in performing arts? Help shape the way we work by taking our short survey in partnership with Parents & Carers In Performing Arts (PIPA).
Deadline for responding is 10am 25 May 2021.
Anti-racism conference evaluation report launched
Following the Speak Listen Reset Heal anti-racism Conference for the UK’s theatre and dance sectors in October and November 2020, the conference evaluation report has been launched today, and is available to read now in English and Welsh.
The report covers the methodology used, a summary of key points discussed and issues raised, reflections on the process, feedback from the sessions, and some actions for the sector.
Speak Listen Reset Heal Conference was presented by Inc Arts in partnership with SOLT and UK Theatre.
Mental Health & Wellbeing Webinars from SOLT & UK Theatre
To support you and your colleagues, we are hosting a series of affordable 90-minute Mental Health & Wellbeing Webinars covering a range of topics presented by expert facilitators.
Coming up in the next few weeks:
- Ways to Wellness with Laura White on Wednesday 12 May focuses on five main topics to aid our understanding of our personal mental health and wellbeing, exploring how to navigate and prioritise taking care of ourselves, as well as a discussion about mental health stigmas, along with signs and options for professional help.
- Join Lou Platt and Rachel Bagshaw to create a recovery strategy which places wellbeing and resilience at the fore at Creating an Organisational Checklist on Monday 17 May. What are the questions you need to ask in order for everyone to feel safe and supported upon return to in-person work?
- Explore the effects of racism and strategies to mitigate / support people who experience both direct and systemic racism with Naomi Mwasambili (Chanua Health) and Julie Clare (Inc Arts) during Creating a Racism Defence Strategy on Thursday 20 May. Leave feeling more confident in the steps you need to take to create a trauma informed environment and an anti-racist workplace.
Tickets are free for freelancers, £5 for UK Theatre & SOLT Members, and £10 for non-members. Members of other industry bodies can save 50% off the non-member price – use the promo code INDUSTRYWELL for £5 tickets.
Coronavirus Recovery Guidance
- Coronavirus Recovery Updates and Guidance – for SOLT Members
- Coronavirus Recovery Updates and Guidance – for UK Theatre Members
- Media Briefing Notes
- See It Safely Toolkit
- Working Safely During Coronavirus – Guidance
- Coronavirus Government Guidance Library
Wellbeing and mental health support for you and your staff
- Theatre Helpline
- Wellbeing resources webpage
- Mental health and wellbeing webinars (TheatreMeansBusiness.info)
Jobs & careers in the sector