University Women In the Arts, the one off mentoring scheme to improve the transition for women from studying the arts to working in the arts, has announced its International Women’s Day event for 2018.
The event will focus on and respond to the recent discussions on abuse, bullying and harassment in the arts, focusing particularly on female arts students and how universities, the arts industry and students can tackle and help eradicate bullying and harassment in the arts.
Taking place at the Royal Court Theatre on March 9th from 3pm, the event will cover what universities can do to help students deal with, tackle and help eradicate bullying and harassment in the arts, what the arts industry can do to help students deal with, tackle and help eradicate this issue, and there will be a session for female arts students, female recent arts graduates and women wanting to work in the arts to share their views and experiences via creating work in response to this subject which will be published.
Speakers will include Professor Pamela Burnard, Professor of Arts, Creativities and Education at the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s leading experts on arts and education, and Justine Hardy, daughter of actor Robert Hardy and a leading British journalist, author, psychologist, and conflict trauma therapist.
The event will also include a showcase of work created by the fifteen female mentees who have been selected for the private part of the University Women in the Arts mentoring scheme and who were selected from a nationwide search of female arts students at university level.
When and where: Royal Court Theatre on 9 March from 3pm,
How to book: More information and free tickets can be booked at: https://universitywomeninthearts-iwd2018.eventbrite.co.uk
For more information on the University Women in the Arts scheme in general and to join the mailing list to be kept informed of future events please go to: www.universitywomeninthearts.com
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