Getting Involved

THE LIVING ROOM:

GYB hosts gatherings for creative dialogue and sharing perspectives. Within this meeting is the GYB Circle, time dedicated to asking questions of your community. Your voice is heard. 

Next Living Room: March 26th, 6:30-9:30pm, Toronto City Hall Please RSVP to gotyourbackcanada@gmail.com

WORKING GROUPS:

GYB creates working groups focused on needs identified in discussion groups. Facilitators will be rotating, in order to respect people’s time and to provide many perspectives. Current groups and facilitators are:

Leadership facilitated by Martha Burns, Jackie Maxwell, Miriam Fernandes & Eva Barrie. We are working towards answering the needs identified by multicultural and generational emerging and mid-level artists. Want to get involved in this working group? Send an email to Got Your Back with the subject line: LEADERSHIP.

Best Practices facilitated by Maev Beaty & Kimwun Peherenic. An initiative to gather peer and expert advice on Best Practices with the intention of creating an online and published document available to union and non-union, large-scale and Independent performing arts organizations across the industry. This will include, but is not limited to, tips for best practices and suggested industry standards for scenarios including audition protocol, establishing the rehearsal process culture on the first day, strategies for staging scenes of intimacy, strategies for addressing bullying behaviour, Suggestion for inclusive language. Want to get involved in this working group? Send an email to Got Your Back with the subject line: BEST PRACTICES.

Is there an initiative you think is missing? Would you like support in starting a working group? Send us an email and we will connect you with other artists in our network and can help facilitate a first meeting1

*Please note that we are making changes constantly to this site to reflect growing participation. Got Your Back is committed to making space for more and more voices.

Past Initiatives:

Arts Boards Governance facilitated by Briony Glassco

Leadership facilitated by Martha Burns, Jackie Maxwell, Miriam Fernandes & Eva Barrie. 

Acting Training Conference facilitated by Jennifer Wigmore, Sarah Robbins & Neil Silcox.

GYB Response to CAEA Bylaw Update (October 2018)

Request for Council Action (Sep 19, 2018)

Letter to RMTC Selection Committee

Letter to Soulpepper Selection Committee

Free Self-Defence Workshop (September 2018)

GYB Recommendations to Equity Council (Feb 14, 2018)

GYB & Equity Statement For Students Regarding The Media (Jan 12, 2018)

GYB & CAEA Media Statement for Theatre School Students (Jan 10, 2018)

GYB Letter to CAEA Re: Response to Soulpepper Allegations (Jan 7, 2018)

GYB Letter to the President of Equity (Nov.24, 2017)