In November 2020 3,000 of the UK’s theatre and dance sector leaders and workforce attended the Speak-Listen-Reset-Heal anti-racism conference. The conference was devised by people with lived experience of racism and aimed at everyone working in the arts.
The report from the conference can now be downloaded.
The conference consisted of 3 sessions:
- Part 1: Speak-Listen
- Part 2: Listen-Reset
- Part 3: Reset-Heal
The published report includes an overview of the objectives of the event, the methodologies used, key themes and issues raised throughout the 3 sessions, and outlines learnings from the event. Also included is a practical breakdown of the event itself, relating to budgeting and admin etc.
The conference was presented by Inc Arts in partnership with the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and UK Theatre.
In solidarity and support a range of organisations, industry bodies and individuals came forward to support this conference as partners, and together they donated £46,000 to enable this conference to take place. Major Sponsors were SOLT/UK Theatre, Tali Pelman, Dear Evan Hansen, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) and Arts Council of Wales. In addition, Sponsors of the Conference were Community Leisure UK, Creu Cymru, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, Federation of Drama Schools, Federation of Scottish Theatre, One Dance UK and Theatres Trust. The Conference partners were Arts Marketing Association (AMA), Independent Theatre Council (ITC) and The Musician’s Union (The MU).