We Support Caregivers
in the Performing Arts
The aim of Balancing Act is to create increased equality, accessibility, and inclusion for parents and caregivers※ working in the performing arts. We collaborate with artists, arts workers, and arts organizations to develop pathways for change at an individual, organizational and systemic level.
Balancing Act is an initiative of Theatre Direct.
※ Balancing Act defines a ‘caregiver’ as individuals who care for children, aging adults, those in need of personal or primary care, and anyone who self-identifies as a caregiver. We acknowledge that care work can include blood, adopted, or chosen family, colleagues, and caring for others out of duty.
- Call for Applicants: Hack Lab: Research + Residency!Open to artist-caregivers developing new performance projects. Facilitated by Shira Leuchter, the program spans 4 months, with online sessions curated to support each artist’s interests,…Continue Reading
- CONFERENCE OF CARE WRAP-UP!Balancing Act’s day-long Conference of Care was restorative and generative with inspiring conversations, fulfilling workshops, and a performance by Animacy Theatre Collective. The day was hosted by the wonderful Djennie…Continue Reading
- Welcoming 26 New Level UP! Strategy Partners!We are so pleased to introduce our ’22/’23 Strategy Partners for the upcoming season! Representing theatre, dance, and circus, these organizations and collectives will be piloting workplace…Continue Reading