Artist Wellbeing Policy

China Plate are committed to enabling and facilitating professional, ethical and productive working environments for artists that stimulate creative freedom and risk taking whilst safeguarding physical / mental health and wellbeing. Alongside Artist Wellbeing Practitioner Lou Platt, China Plate have been researching how to formalise and embed approaches to artist wellbeing across all of our productions. This has resulted in our Artist Wellbeing Policy.
 

The policy and list of resources aims to provide practical guidelines for safeguarding artist, creative team and employee wellbeing and mental health when working on productions. It is intended to allow for relaxed, robust and open dialogue to happen around wellbeing and care. It will be implemented and revisited throughout the entire creative process, from project inception to touring, in conjunction with the specific needs of the production and creative team.
 

This policy is created for internal use (all staff, artists, creatives working under auspices of China Plate projects / productions) and is also intended to be an open resource in order to promote these values in the wider sector.
 

To read the policy please visit our promoters page, or click here.
 

If you would like to speak to China Plate regarding the policy, or have any feedback, please contact Rosie Kelly rosie@chinaplatetheatre.com

Resources for Artists & Producers

MIND

A charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem
https://www.mind.org.uk/

Coronavirus and your wellbeing 
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#AreYouReadyToStayAtHomeForTwoWeeks

 

Arts Minds

An information hub with practical resources for those working in the arts, set up by BAPAM, Equity, The Stage and Spotlight
http://www.artsminds.co.uk/

Covid 19 – Coronavirus
https://www.artsminds.co.uk/worrying/covid19-coronavirus/

 

Playing Sane

A website dedicated to the relationship between mental health and acting, aiming to offer information and signposting to actors, their colleagues and carers across the industry
https://www.playingsane.org/about/

 

Theatre helpline

Theatre Helpline is a free, independent & confidential service that provides support to people working within the theatre industry. 

Call or email on 0800 915 4617 | advice@theatrehelpline.org 
http://theatrehelpline.org/

 

Unlimited

Resources for disabled artists and freelancers in response to COVID-19 
https://weareunlimited.org.uk/links-and-resources-for-disabled-artists-and-freelancers-in-response-to-covid-19-includes-medical-guidance/

 

UK Theatre and SOLT guidance, report and resources

Encouraging safe and supporting working practices 
https://uktheatre.org/theatre-industry/guidance-reports-and-resources/safe-and- supportive-working-practices/

 

Artist Wellbeing

Website of Artist Wellbeing Practitioner Lou Platt, incl blog posts from the industry on wellbeing. Lou is currently offering online wellbeing sessions for people working in the arts sector. 

Contact her directly for more information: https://www.artistwellbeing.com/

 

Ita O’Brien

Intimacy Coordinator and movement director 
https://www.itaobrien.com/

 

Stage Weight Wellbeing

Links, articles and posts around the wellbeing of artists by Dramatherapist Nikki Disney 
http://www.nikkidisney.com/stageweight