What is the issue?
All professions and workplaces must be prepared to deal with issues of harassment, sexual misconduct, bullying, discrimination, and violence. The arts are no different, though these problems may look somewhat different for people who work outside traditional offices and labour settings.
What TWUC is doing
Beginning in 2018, TWUC sat on the Cultural Human Resources Council’s (CHRC) working group on respectful workplaces. The result was the Respectful Workplaces in the Arts website, a storehouse of information and resources for everyone working in the arts. As noted on the site, “Respectful Workplaces in the Arts will ensure that artists and arts organizations across Canada have the tools, resources and training to prevent harassment of any kind, and build respectful workplaces as the norm in the cultural sector.”
What you can do
Read the CHRC’s Code of Conduct and incorporate it into your professional practice in the arts.