Introduction to Race and Allyship – for Staff
Crafted specifically for the performing arts institutions and made in collaboration with Maya Productions, this session is for staff teams looking to give space to a holistic conversation about race within the arts, to consider what privilege means in this context, and how we can all be better allies for each other to change the industry for the better.
About the Course
This session is about beginning a conversation on race and allyship. With examples from the performing arts, participants will be given clear definitions of racism in many of its forms and be encouraged to think about what allyship in action can look like throughout. This session will be facilitated with a great level of care to ensure that both participants who have and have not experienced racism will come to a shared level of understanding and awareness of this topic. Participants will gain the tools for active listening and put them into practice through scenarios specific to the performing arts. We provide participants with the necessary tools to have constructive conversations and support each other to achieve lasting change on this topic.
Sessions take the form of interactive workshops, featuring a combination of group, pair, and solo working that encourage active learning through participation and engagement in structured discussions and exercises.
Participate. Training created specifically for students of performing arts colleges and conservatoires, and their teachers.