Life off-stage – the survival guide for creative professionals
The Media, Entertainment and Arts sector of UNI joined forces with IETM, the International network for contemporary performing arts (a network of over 500 performing arts organisations and individual members working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide) and its sister organisation FIA (the International Federation of Actors) to publish ‘Life off-stage – the Survival guide for Creative professionals’.
This toolkit brings together a wealth of resources on issues affecting the daily lives of live performance professionals across Europe and beyond: administrative challenges, intellectual property rights, taxation and social security, health and safety, cultural governance, work-life balance and career management. The publication also addresses political and ethical issues such as freedom of expression, environmental responsibility, or diversity and inclusion.
The idea beyond this publication was to facilitate access to the wealth of resources available, both online and offline, to inform, advise and support artists and cultural professionals on how to pursue their careers without neglecting their role as individuals, parents, partners and citizens, and on how to reflect their (artistic) values, not only in their artistic work, but also in the way they manage their organisations and engage with society.
Download here the publication (available in French in early 2018).