In this session we unpack how sexism and misogyny impact the performing arts industry, as well as the world around us. We look at how to tackle it, and explore what we can all do to drive positive change.
Why train with Tonic? We are a leading EDI training provider, offering courses designed specifically for the arts and creative environments. But crucially, each time you book a course with Tonic you also help support our work driving change across the industry. Win, win.
“Thought provoking and genuine. Didn’t give in to the temptation to tick boxes or be idealistic.”
This session is about unpacking what we mean by sexism and misogyny in today’s society and how it plays out in our lives. We will then hone in on what this means for the performing arts using practical examples, and will explore how we can cultivate curiosity with the world around us, empathy for the situation of others, and a strong sense of our own integrity. The session concludes by considering what we can individually and collectively do to drive positive change to challenge sexism and misogyny within the arts.
What we’ll cover
What are sexism and misogyny?
An overview of the challenges and barriers facing women in the performing arts today
Examples of how this plays out in practice
Understanding this through an intersectional lens
Ideas and exploration of what we can each do as individuals to drive change
Space to consider how you might take areas of this learning away and action it moving forwards
You’ll come away with
A greater understanding of sexism and misogyny in society, how it plays out and the impact it can have
A nuanced understanding of how this relates to the performing arts and their future careers in theatre
Knowledge of the role intersectionality plays within this
Some ideas and tools to help them tackle both their own and others’ sexism and misogyny within their careers
A greater sense of their own integrity as a professional, and some next steps to continue building this
Participateis Tonic’s programme of training created specifically for schools, colleges and conservatoires in the performing arts. It’s designed to help both students and staff address a range of topics in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion, to help them cultivate a safer and more inclusive training environment, and to provide advice and tools they can take with them. Find out more
Participate. Training created specifically for students of performing arts colleges and conservatoires, and their teachers.
All enquiries welcome! If you are interested in booking this course, or just need some more information, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Or email us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.