TAPA is proud to partner with Balancing Act and The AFC as our Community Partners for 2023-24.
These organizations are at work in our community, creating and executing social change initiatives, which TAPA is glad to be sharing with our members on an ongoing basis.
Balancing Act advocates for greater accessibility, equality 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.
Through its flagship Level UP! Initiative, Balancing Act supports arts organizations as they pilot projects that explore policies and practices that address caregiver needs, collaborating with over 70 partners nationally, across theatre, dance, opera, circus, and music.
Wrap and Unpack: Embodying the Care Package
A series of knowledge mobilization and community sharing events.
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Over the 2023-24 season, Balancing Act will WRAP the Level UP! Initiative and UNPACK the significant findings of this national three-year project, sharing the resources created and engaging in regional community consultation.
Learn more and register for Wrap and Unpack events HERE!
*Balancing Act defines a ‘caregiver’ as someone who cares 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.
About The AFC:
The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. The AFC is an expression of the community’s good will, helping entertainment professionals when they are at their most vulnerable due to injury, illness or other personal hardship.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of industry members have turned to The AFC for help to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. During this challenging time, The AFC has responded to the need in the community with $1.4 million (and counting) in emergency financial aid and other crucial support programs and services. All our programs are focused on supporting the health and well-being of arts and entertainment professionals working in all aspects of film & TV, music, theatre and dance.
Living a Life of Balance with Rebecca Hass
Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 1-3 pm (ET) on Zoom
Join opera singer and Certified Life Coach Rebecca Hass for a mental wellness workshop where she’ll guide creatives to uncover their true priorities, redefine balance, and equip them with practical tools to achieve their desired life and career harmony, dispelling the myth of “having it all.”
Learn more and register at https://afchelps.ca/workshop/