Helpful Links

HR for the Arts provides a wealth of information on sexual harassment, including definitions, how to identify harassment, and much more.

Step-by-step guidelines for handling harassment at work:


The Actors Fund

The Actors Fund is a nationwide human service organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment. The Actors Fund provides free, confidential counseling services to those impacted by sexual harassment and referrals to appropriate resources.The Actors Fund also conducts training for employers and unions on understanding and preventing sexual harassment. Other Actors Fund programs include emergency financial assistance, affordable housing, health care and insurance counseling, senior care, secondary career development, and more for theater professionals.

Canadian Actor’s Equity Respectful Workplace Policy

Comprehensive Respectful Workplace Policy for Canadian Theatre Artists

Intimacy Directors International

Intimacy Directors International is a not for profit organization that works to ensure that scenes of intimacy are handled in a professional manner that adheres to the highest standards of artistry and safety.

Let us Work

A project run by Rachel Dart that began as a call to action to theatre practitioners, asking them to do more to protect their creative workers from sexual abuse. Dart recently released a survey as she works to collect statistics on harassment.

Black Women In The Bay Area Theatre Community

The Coalition of Bay Area Black Women+ Theater Artists is a community of African American/Black diasporic theater artists of varying cultural backgrounds, religions, sexual and gender identities, worldviews and artistic aesthetics.  We believe the theater industry has a responsibility to create work that does not do damage to the communities it attempts to represent on stage.

The Chicago Inclusion Project The Chicago Inclusion Project exists to facilitate inclusive experiences and hiring practices throughout Chicago theatre. They work in collaboration with not in our house.

Not in Our House/Chicago Theatre Standards

Not in Our House is a Chicago-based movement founded to fight against sexual discrimination and harassment as well as gender-based violence in the theatre community.

Public Theater Resource Page

A comprehensive collection of resources on the topic of sexual misconduct provided by a NYC based theatre company.

The Royal Court’s Code of Behavior

A comprehensive code of behavior created by the Royal Court Theatre, offering concrete steps and actions to prevent sexual harassment and abuses of power in the theatre community.

Philadelphia Theatre’s Code of Ethics

The Philadelphia Theatre called together a community of artists to create a Code of Ethics. This is the collaborative platform for the Code of Ethics they are in the process of outlining.


The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society is the theatrical union that unites, empowers, and protects professional Stage Directors and Choreographers throughout the United States. Their mission is to foster a national community of professional stage Directors and Choreographers by protecting the rights, health and livelihoods of all our Members; to facilitate the exchange of ideas, information and opportunities, while educating the current and future generations about the role of Directors and Choreographers; and to provide effective administrative, negotiating and contractual support.

Theatrical Intimacy Education

A group of consultants, researchers, educators, and stage movement specialists, developing and teaching best practices for staging theatrical intimacy. Theatrical Intimacy Education works to empower artists with the tools to ethically, efficiently, and effectively stage intimacy and sexual violence in educational theatre.

We Have Voice  

We Have Voice is a collective of 14 musicians, performers, scholars, and thinkers from different generations, races, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, gender identities, economic backgrounds, religious beliefs and affiliations. Together, they are determined to engage in transformative ways of thinking and being in their creative professional world, while being ingrained in an inclusive and intersectional analysis.

Arts Equity  offers training and consulting services to individuals and organizations on creating and sustaining a culture of equity and inclusion through the arts and culture. Training topics address structural and systemic issues of identity, power-sharing language and communication, team building, and strategies to initiate and normalize equity-based approaches in organizational and community culture. Women of Color In The Arts  Women of Color in The Arts is dedicated to creating racial and cultural equity in the performing arts field by promoting professional opportunities for arts administrators and providing a platform to give voice and visibility to women of color. By working to fortify leadership and reinforce a world where everyone has a seat at the table, WOCA aims to cultivate an inclusive field, one as varied in voice and perspective as the communities it serves. WOCA works diligently to move the conversation of racial and cultural equity forward with the intent of creating equitable systems for all to prosper inside and outside of the arts.

The National Performance Network/ Leveraging A Network For Equity Leveraging a Network for Equity (LANE) is a collaborative program with NFF that delivers methodology and resources to strengthen the financial and organizational health of the NPN/VAN Network. As an existing Network with a focus on relationship building and community NPN/VAN is uniquely positioned to tackle this issue. NFF provides the analytic basis, requisite data, training, and planning for a comprehensive initiative that addresses the financial capacity and capitalization needs for long-term stability of these critical arts organizations.

Arts Leaders Of Color Network  TCG blog with an abundance of posts talking about equity in theatre


Toward the Future of Arts Philanthropy: The Disruptive Vision of the Memphis Music Initiative 

Intention Accountability and Equity: Lessons from an Emerging Arts Fellowship FLF Publication cover

Panic! Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries

Not Just Money: Equity Issues in Cultural Philanthropy

Aesthetic Perspectives: Attributes of Excellence in Arts for Change:   New framework to give curators/ grant evaluators a different way to evaluate arts for social change to stop the domination of  European aesthetic standards.

Racial Equity in Arts Philanthropy: Statement of Purpose and Recommendations for Action (Go to the bottom of the page for documents addressing structural inequities in arts funding)

There’s a Disparity in Arts Funding Along Racial Lines. How Can It Be Fixed?