University Women in the Arts and Sphinx Theatre Company will offer free advice to female arts students on how to deal with bullying and harassment in the arts industry, following the recent case involving film producer Harvey Weinstein.
The advice will be part of University Women in the Arts and Sphinx’s joint event at the Hampstead Theatre on November 4th.
The event will also offer advice to any woman wanting to work in the arts on managing their career and making their way in the arts industry.
Jennifer Tuckett, Director of University Women in the Arts said: “The recent cases involving Harvey Weinstein and others have shone a light on abuse and harassment taking place in the arts industry. Many of these cases have involved women beginning their careers in the arts industry. As such, we wan to use our November 4th event with Sphinx Theatre Company to offer advice on how to deal with, and eliminate, bullying and harassment in the arts industry, as well as offering more general advice to women wanting to work in the arts”.
There will also be a special small group session at 1pm for female arts students or recent graduates who would like to be involved in drawing up a code for universities across the UK to use to mentor female arts students on how to deal with bullying and harassment in the arts industry.
Female arts students who would like to be part of the session to draw up the code of conduct can sign up here:
To book free tickets to the public In Conversation event with Sphinx Theatre Company, who will offer advice on dealing with harassment and bullying in the arts as well as more general advice for women wanting in the arts please go to: www.universitywomeninthearts-sueparrish.eventbrite.co.uk
The one off University Women in the Arts scheme was set up to address why more women study the arts but less women work in the arts, particularly in artistic and leadership roles. Last year’s UCAS figures showed 63% of arts students in the UK were female, but Tonic Theatre, British Theatre Consortium and Freeland Foundation figures have shown only around 30% of female playwrights, directors and artists are female.
Other University Women in the Arts mentors include Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre, Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of the English National Ballet, Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre and founder of the Women of the World Festival, Joanna Prior, Managing Director of Penguin Books, Amanda Foreman, academic, writer and presenter of the BBC series “The Ascent of Women”, Kate Rowland, founder of BBC Writersroom and the former Creative Director of New Writing at the BBC, Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom, Kate Bryan, presenter of “The Art Show”, “Portrait Artist of the Year” and “Landscape Artist of the Year”, Lucy Kerbel, founder of Tonic Theatre, Pinky Lilani, founder of the Women of the Future programme, and others.
For more information on the University Women in the Arts scheme in general and to join the mailing list to be kept informed of future events please go to: www.universitywomeninthearts.com