For Arts Organizations: Level UP!

Balancing Act’s newest program, Level UP! supports arts organizations throughout the 21/22 season as they pilot strategies that forefront more inclusive, care-led workplace policies and practices.

The Level UP! program offers participating arts organizations consultation, evaluation, and administrative support to explore strategies that enable the implementation of supportive measures for parents and caregivers affiliated with their organizations.

Level UP! Strategies

Pathways to Agreement: Supporting conversations about ‘needs’ between engagers and artists/arts workers.

Childcare Solutions: On-site childcare, Infrastructure for Touring, Childcare Subsidies

Flexible Working Models: Alternative models for Production Schedules and Administrative Positions

Creating a Compassion Fund: Including a fund into production budgets to support a range of care needs.

Level UP! supports organizational change by creating efficient pathways to increased access and opportunity for artists and arts workers in the performing arts sector.

Consultant: Jeanne LeSage, LeSage Arts Management

Evaluation: Meredith Davis, Good Roots Consulting


September 1st: Level UP! Sneak Peek @ PACTcon Online 2021: Open with Care

As theatres in Canada approach reopening, it’s time to talk about what we want to rebuild and what we need to redesign – or leave behind. 

Level UP! Session: September 1st @ 5-6pm ET

Lisa Marie DiLiberto, Susie Burpee, Lisa Karen Cox (Balancing Act/Theatre Direct), Jeremy Webb, Laura Caswell (Neptune Theatre), Andrew Lamb, Annemieke Wade (Roseneath Theatre), Chelsea Haberlin (Neworld Theatre)

Level UP! offers participating arts organizations consultation, evaluation, and administrative support to explore the implementation of supportive measures for parents and caregivers affiliated with their organizations. This session will offer an overview of the three-year program and introduce some of our Year 1 partners and activity.

Information and registration here


About Our Steering Committee

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