Parents & Carers in Performing Arts

Parents & Carers in Performing Arts

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National - Britain


PiPA was created by Actor Cassie Raine and Director Anna Ehnold-Danailov in 2015, to address a lack of provision for parents and carers in the performing arts.

Leaders across the arts have responded rapidly and with enthusiasm to new ideas, integrating PiPA into new working structures and approaches.

This support and collaboration has seen PiPA grow exponentially, reflecting an increasingly urgent need for representation and change.

We have expanded beyond our roots in theatre, to work with dance, opera and music organisations across the whole of the UK.

As a result, a dynamic national company is achieving real change, creating new opportunities across the performing arts. 

We’re an Arts Council England Investment Principles Support Organisation, which means funding thanks to National Lottery players plays a huge part in supporting our work.


PiPA believes that a truly world class performing arts is inclusive of all talents and circumstances.

We help our partners discover new possibilities, identifying flexible new approaches to employment which release latent talent and opportunities.

By providing factual evidence that parents and carers truly enrich the performing arts, we aim to shift mindsets, address disadvantages and map out practical paths forward.

We respect and value everyone’s contribution. By bringing together employers, unions and representative groups of parents and carers, we find a common purpose, increase access to work, and extend the depth of that work.

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