Created by Black Womxn In Theatre (BWIT) and Eclipse Theatre, in partnership with the Bush Theatre, the #AllofUs Redundancy Care Campaign is an immediate response to support Black, Asian, ethnically diverse and migrant arts workers facing redundancy.
We will provide assistance to those in financial crisis and suffering from anxiety, as well as a four-week programme of practical support to upskill and empower workers who face employment uncertainty. The #HereToStay programme will include masterclasses, coaching, mentoring, plus CV and application guidance from leading experts in the sector.
The global pandemic has amplified inequalities experienced by people from ethnic and diverse backgrounds who work in the arts and cultural sector. The Government announced the £1.57bn rescue package amidst widespread redundancies across venues nationwide. Our concern is that much of these redundancies weigh towards staff in public-facing and junior roles, which is further compounded by statistics that Black, Asian, ethnically diverse and migrant arts workers are most likely to be in those roles. We cannot afford a talent drain in the sector and community.
How can you support:
Make a donation to support the crisis fund and delivery of the #HereToStay career development programme.
Share the campaign to your network using #AllOfUs and #HereToStay.
If you are facing redundancy and/or employment uncertainty:
Please complete the#AllOfUs survey to share your experience and needs with us. The #AllOfUs Care package and programme are open to people working across all art forms; including theatre, music, dance, comedy, museums and galleries. Survey closing date: TBC
The #AllOfUs Care Package (inclusive of the crisis fund and #HereToStay programme) will be announced on 27 July 2020.