“I can’t tell you how many times in the last 20 years of my career in this industry that I would have loved to have an objective outside body that I could go to for advice, that I could go to for mediation and I could go to, in the very extreme circumstances, that you might need some outside body to hold people accountable for the bad behaviour or bad practices that sometimes happen on our sets. I think it’s the next step. Please support it. We need it and it will be invaluable, and I know it will become the blueprint across the globe for creative industries throughout the world because there is no such thing at the moment like CIISA.”
“We want to maximise the potential of our creative industries to create growth and jobs across the country. Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a creative career, while feeling safe and working in a professional environment. It’s important that industry comes together to tackle bullying, harassment and discrimination so Britain’s creative sectors remain some of the best in the world to be a part of.”
“CIISA will be a force for good across the entire industry. We all need to do everything we can to create an industry where everyone feels totally safe to do their best work. That’s why the BBC is actively working with others to support its development.”
“We believe that CIISA could play a really significant role in leading cultural change in the media industries. Channel 4 has a zero-tolerance approach to bullying, harassment and unacceptable behaviour and we want everyone who experiences or witnesses it to feel empowered to call it out, so we can stamp it out. Together with our robust Code of Conduct for staff and suppliers, and Speak Up facility, we welcome the ongoing development of this initiative as it builds towards launch to ensure that the creative industries have safe, inclusive and professional working environments in which careers can flourish.”
“ITV is committed to ensuring that everyone we work with has a safe and positive experience. The creation of CIISA will help ensure that the expected conduct and standard of behaviour across the creative industry is clear, consistent, and applied rigorously. ITV will support this in every way possible.”
“We are focused on ensuring that our Channel 5 productions are safe and welcoming for all those who work on them, where bullying and harassment is not tolerated. We have already put in place significant measures over recent years to address this issue and we are pleased to now be working alongside the wider creative industries to support the formation of the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority.”
“Making sure our talented creative workforce are kept safe is a top priority. Alongside our existing robust processes at Sky, we know that this new, world-first, independent authority will drive positive change.”
“I think it’s disgusting really; I think it’s terrible. Everyone can be susceptible to it, from directors to writers, actors, crew members and most importantly runners. There is kind of a pyramid structure within our industry, and I think it needs addressing. We need to try and take as much action as we can. And I think it’s about time that times really change. I think we need to eradicate bullying from our industry. And I for one, am a strong advocate and follower of that. So please, let’s all pull together and eradicate this from our industry because without any piece of the jigsaw, it doesn’t work. So, you know, let’s all go to work with a smile on our faces and let’s all love being there. Thank you very much.”
“As freelancers we are a borderless community, so a single point of accountability is essential. No one should go to work fearful of harassment, bullying and abuse. For anyone to have their voice and reach their full potential, where we work must be safe and respectful. I believe CISSA is an important step in helping to achieve this.”
“It’s really horrible witnessing bullying on set, but unfortunately it does happen on all levels of our industry, people behave appallingly and that can have devastating effects, not just to the person that it’s targeted towards but also to the people around them. Basically, creative spaces should be safe, for all of us. That’s not too much to ask, is it?”
“I think our industry has a lot of power imbalances, which exacerbates the problems, and it can be very confusing, and scary, and very difficult to know who to look to for advice, who to report to even, on certain jobs. CIISA being a singular and centralised entity would also mean that it’s easy for us to monitor repeat offenders or patterns of behaviour over multiple productions, which I think is a real issue. Everybody deserves a safe workplace. Everybody deserves to go to work and not have to live in fear.”
“It is over two years since I was asked by the then Culture Secretary to convene and chair a roundtable on tackling bullying and harassment in the Creative Industries. I am incredibly proud of the steps that have been taken by partners across the sector since, and believe the next stage in the establishment of CIISA is an important milestone on this journey. However, there is still much to be done. The still all too frequent allegations of behaviour that is inappropriate or worse from individuals in the Creative Industries merely highlights the urgent need to embed systems and processes that protect our talented creative workforce. We must ensure that all creatives have the ability to speak out against bullying and harassment, and it is incumbent upon those organisations and individuals who wield the greatest power and influence in our sector to support this mission. I truly believe that CIISA will provide a much-needed framework for change across the UK creative landscape and am grateful to all those who have already committed to support its development.
“The film and television industries rely heavily on the skills of a large freelance workforce who need access to a trusted and consistent process for raising concerns about behaviour. BAFTA has been pleased to support CIISA’s development as we firmly believe the creation of an independent body, with the mandate and infrastructure to investigate such concerns, is an essential step in better safeguarding all those working in these industries.
“For far too long, many creative workers have suffered in silence and recent events have highlighted only too well that bullying and harassment remain a serious and ongoing challenge for the creative industries. The need for an independent standards authority is clear and urgent and we welcome the creation of CIISA as a positive step forward in making the sector a safe, mentally healthy and respectful place to work for everyone, including freelancers and behind the scenes workers.In an industry where power imbalances can be particularly extreme, having an independent, trusted body will be critical in giving workers increased confidence to raise concerns, including surrounding historical complaints.”
“We have world-class creative industries, delivering abundant success founded on the talent, creativity and skill of those working in every field across the sector. If we are to ensure that our industries can grow and thrive through becoming more inclusive and representative, we must collectively take meaningful steps to create positive, productive, kind, and safe working environments. We welcome the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority which can help address unacceptable behaviour in our industry and enabling accountability. Together with CIISA and industry partners we want to encourage adherence to good work principles across the sector, so we’re not just known for our world leading content but also our excellent working conditions”.
“If we are going to successfully tackle bullying and harassment, it is important that we do it together, be intentional about it, have a strategy and collectively implement it. The new Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority is part of that strategy and will be a preventative solution to the issues we are having in the creative industries. Bullying, harassment and discrimination can happen to anyone, it’s endemic and it’s time to double up our efforts against it.”
“There is no place for harassment and discrimination in our society or in the creative industries. The BPI is pleased to provide funding to support this next stage in the development of CIISA, which can play a valuable role, particularly for the freelance workforce, alongside the many actions that our label members are already taking. We look forward to CIISA involving all parts of the music industry in the coming months.”
“The CDG has been working hard to stamp out bullying and harassment within our industry. We want our industry to be a welcoming, inclusive, and positive place for everyone, there is no place for bullying and harassment within our communities. We welcome the much-needed formation of the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority, it is essential for our industry and we look forward to continuing working closely with them over the coming years.”
“Directors UK welcomes every effort to make our industry a safer one for everyone who works in it. We have been working closely with the CIISA team ahead of its launch, and fully support its vision to prevent bullying, harassment, and discrimination in the creative industries.”
“The Film and TV Charity’s Bullying Advice Service has made a vital contribution to the landscape for anyone dealing with instances of bullying and harassment, providing crucial advice to anyone dealing with what remains an insidious problem in the industry. The news that CIISA will shortly be giving individuals and organisations further meaningful recourse is incredibly welcome and we remain robust supporters of and advocates for the work that the team there is doing.”
“The live music sector in the UK is made up of a diverse range of actors and organisations. At LIVE, and in particular through our LIVE Workforce group, we bring that coalition together to cooperate on initiatives that will allow our industry to be as safe and inclusive as possible. An industry that draws on a huge pool of freelance talent and will routinely work in atypical ways and places. In that spirit, we have welcomed the opportunity to work with CIISA, identify the specific needs of our sector and help shape its future priorities and operations. CIISA has the potential to be both preventative and proactive while developing consistency across our sector and the wider creative industries. As such, we welcome its work to date and its proposals in principle. LIVE looks forward to working with CIISA going forward, not least in promoting and publicising CIISA and its work”.
“Workers in the creative industries, and particularly our freelancers, need protection from bullying and harassment. CIISA will act as a deterrent to abusers and step in to investigate complaints that cannot be satisfactorily handled by the industries themselves. It is desperately needed as we continue to receive regular reports of inappropriate behaviour and high-profile perpetrators are regularly exposed in the media. We hope an independent body will finally deliver meaningful justice for survivors.”
“Pact is committed to eradicating bullying and harassment in the film and TV industry. It is important to Pact that its members and others working in the creative industries have access to a robust independent complaints handling body and Pact is actively engaged and fully supportive of the next stage of development of CIISA.”
“We wholeheartedly welcome the introduction of CIISA, which will protect the creative industries and make a fairer, safer workplace for all.”
“Our baseline has to be the expectation that we will receive respect in our working lives; and that we will show respect in return. For too long our industry has accepted less. We have a collective responsibility to understand, and to correct that. The Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority is necessary stride towards that aim, and a welcome touchstone.”
“The Royal Albert Hall hosts events from the full breadth of the creative industries. We believe that the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority is a vital part of the industry-wide solution to create a working culture free from bullying, harassment and racial discrimination. CIISA’s clear and fair processes will bring visibility and accountability so that those with concerns can report them with confidence, essential especially for the large number of freelancers who don’t have the same protections or support that employees have. It will have a tangible, positive impact on the reputation of the creative industries and our ability to retain and nurture talent, and that is why the Royal Albert Hall welcomes and supports CIISA.”
“It is so encouraging to see CIISA’s development progress from strength to strength, and SOLT/UK Theatre continue to be proud partners of this important initiative, to help eradicate bullying and harassment from across the creative industries. Our long-standing support for CIISA is just one of the ways in which we’re supporting our members create resilient organisations and workforces, fit for the future.”
“We want the music industry to be a welcoming and inclusive place for everyone and are determined to stamp out bullying, harassment or discrimination wherever it exists. While there has been some positive work undertaken within the industry to tackle bullying, harassment and discrimination over the past few years, we still have more work to do, and UK Music and our members are committed to ensuring that this happens. We thank the BPI for their financial support on behalf of music for the next stage in the development of the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority and look forward to working with our sector and across other creative industries to develop CIISA further.”
“Attitude is Everything is all about giving a voice to disabled creators and professionals, and supporting them to reach their full potential. Inclusive workplaces and environments are vital to nurturing talent, but if we allow bad behaviours and bad practices to continue, then how can people thrive? Everyone that wants to work in the creative industries has a right to be respected and to feel safe. The creation of CIISA is an important moment of change in culture and attitude within the creative sector. CIISA will be a body for collective accountability. At last, we’ll have a set of conduct and standards of behaviour that’s clear and consistently applied to which Attitude is Everything will give our full support,”
Black Lives in Music welcomes the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority (CIISA). It is a much-needed organisation which can provide the accountability Black, Asian and ethnically diverse music industry workers are hoping for. With hundreds of cases of bullying, harassment and racial discrimination encountered by people working in the music industry it is important that those affected have a place to go to where they can be heard and supported. Receive advice, mediation, and the possibility of having their complaint investigated by experts who truly care. The fact that there is currently no other service that provides any level of accountability and consequence for perpetrators of these issues highlights the importance of CIISA’s existence. The potential for CIISA to help thousands of people working in the music industry, and to leave a lasting legacy of prevention, is significant. We all want a safe music industry where everyone can thrive, CIISA can help make that happen.”
“We want to ensure the industry that we are bringing people into is safe. We must not be complacent. Strengthening efforts to tackle bullying and harassment and driving greater accountability across the creative sectors is vital, so to hear of the development of a Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority (CIISA) is nothing but good news. On behalf of the British Film Commission and Film London, I fully support CIISA’s role in protecting our talented workforce.”
As Agents working with the below-the-line freelance community for many years we are acutely aware of the significant harm and disruption that conflict, harassment and discriminatory behaviour brings. As key players in this space we have a duty and potentially a unique opportunity to leave the industry in a better position than we found it. CIISA provides that opportunity. So many of our skills issues in attracting and retaining freelance talent are directly tied up with the need to create truly inclusive workplaces. Hence I believe deeply that the screen sectors should and will embrace CIISA to demonstrate their commitment to work place safety and a duty of care to freelancers.
“The establishment of CIISA is a sign of hope that creative industry workers, and particularly freelancers, will be better protected from abuse and harassment in the future. At the Musicians’ Union, we have received hundreds of reports of harassment and abuse from workers across the music industry and we know that meaningful justice is rarely delivered by employers and engagers directly. Worse than that, the career impact is generally felt by the complainant rather than the perpetrator. We hope CIISA will act as a deterrent, carry out authoritative investigations and give freelancers a better chance of just outcomes.”
All workplaces should be free from bullying and harassment. While most organisations have their own robust policies in place, the CIISA is unique in its position working independently across the whole of the creative industries. This feels an important step forwards and speaks to our collective resolve as a sector to ensure safe workplaces for our workforce and our creative talent.
“ITV is committed to creating an environment where those who work in our industry or appear on our shows are treated fairly, with respect and feel included. The primary responsibility for that has to be with the production companies that make our shows but it’s clear that the structure of our industry can lead to gaps in support and protection or uncertainty about how to raise issues. ITV is supporting the establishment of CIISA to ensure these gaps are filled and that everyone’s voice is heard.”
“Everyone has a right to be their genuine selves at work and feel safe so that they can progress their careers without fear of being bullied or harassed. Together with the work that is already being done by Channel 4 and our production partners individually to tackle this issue, the proposal to establish a Creative Industries Independent Standards Agency is a positive to step towards ensuring that the creative industry collectively takes responsibility to eradicate bullying and harassment once and for all.”
“Protecting the cast and crew who work on our productions is of paramount importance, that’s why Sky has a set of robust procedures in place. However, more can and must be done to protect on and off-screen talent from circumstances that may not be covered by our processes. We are keen to play our part alongside our UK broadcaster partners to support and help shape the formation of CIISA, ensuring we do everything in our power to stamp out bullying and harassment and raise standards across our industry.”
“We want all of our productions to be safe and welcoming places for the people who work on them, free of bullying and harassment. We have already put in new measures to address this issue alongside our production partners, but we recognise the industry as a whole can and should do more, and so we are supportive of the work to establish a Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority.”
“The BBC is committed to creating an inclusive working environment focused on respect and diversity and free from bullying and harassment. It is vital we work together across the industry to end all forms of inappropriate behaviour and we support the next stage of developing the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority.”
“There is an opportunity to change the way creatives are treated in our country, by supporting this you are making history. CIISA is a monumental step that will support future creatives, which could include your children, grandchildren, or family members. By supporting CIISA you are making our industry safer and impacting peoples’ lives in a very positive way. Every industry deserves good practice and standards so that we can all work together harmoniously. Nobody deserves to go to work in fear. Thank you.”
“For anyone to fulfil their creative potential there cannot be fear or disrespect or any kind. We are all entitled to work in safe, respectful spaces where dignity for all is upheld. I believe CIISA is an important step in helping to achieve this.”
“No one should go to work fearful of harassment, bullying and abuse. For anyone to have their voice and reach their full potential, where we work must be safe and respectful. I believe CIISA is an important step in helping to achieve this.”
“As producers who have worked in the industry for a long time, we feel that CIISA can offer us something that is currently missing. A place to go when we need advice about disputes or more serious issues that arise on set. Producers want to be able to deal with these issues, but we can be exposed without additional support and expertise. We also want to see a safer workplace environment for all our colleagues now and for future generations coming though. We’ve got to improve the lived experience for people on the ground and that requires having consequences for those whose behaviour falls short and fairness and due process for everyone if allegations are raised against them”.
“As proud partners of CIISA, the theatre sector welcomes this opportunity to show its commitment to tackling bullying and harassment once and for all. We look forward to working with our members to support the development of this much-needed organisation in the coming months.”
“As agents we occupy the space between talent and industry and are often the first call in times of trouble. We welcome the proposal for a Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority both as a united, industry-wide step towards eradicating harassment and abuse; and as a practical resource to help us all create an environment where everyone is entitled to receive and required to show respect.”
“Everyone, including freelancers working in film and TV, should have the right to feel safe and respected at work and we should all be able to carry out our jobs free from bullying and harassment. The mental toll sexual harassment has on its victims is devastating and it is always preferable for issues to be resolved as quickly as possible to minimise suffering and ensure perpetrators are held to account. But it’s also important that victims have somewhere to turn for support in historical cases and when dealing with serial offenders. The Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority (CIISA) can be a positive step towards change and we hope will give workers increased confidence in raising concerns.”
“Bullying and harassment have no place in the Film and Television industries and all employers have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment for all. I’m proud of the work BAFTA, together with the BFI, has done to create a set of Principles and Guidance for employers as a step towards eradicating this unacceptable behaviour in the workplace. However, in industries that rely on freelancers on short term and informal contracts, we too often hear that there is nowhere to go when contracts have ended. This ‘grey area’ leaves many feelings there is no recourse, other than to go to the media. As an arts charity, BAFTA supports the proposal of a truly independent, trusted body that has the authority and legal infrastructure to provide a proper process for complainants and those accused. We believe the introduction of an Independent Standards Authority is not only a welcome addition to our industries, it is essential.”
“We want the music industry to be a positive, inclusive and welcoming place for everyone, and are determined to do whatever it takes to stamp out bullying and harassment wherever it exists. The establishment of the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority is very welcome. It has a valuable role to play in helping protect those working in the creative sector and in supporting organisations to make their working environments as safe and inclusive as possible. We look forward to continuing working with our partners in the creative sector to further develop some of the great work that is already under way in the music industry to tackle all forms of bullying and harassment. The work of the new authority could be particularly valuable for the thousands of freelancers who account for around 70% of the music industry workforce.”
“We fully support the formation of the CIISA, an essential and long overdue organisation for our industry both in screen and theatre. The Casting Directors’ Guild is fully committed to working with the CIISA; there is no place for bullying or harassment of any kind within our industry”.
“Bullying, harassment and discrimination are an everyday experience for deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people. Unhealthy work environments exacerbate these risks due to historic low levels of opportunity for disabled people in the creative industries. So, I warmly welcome the establishment of a Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority and the promise of new and consistent protections for everyone.”
“Bullying and harassment within the creative industries is something we have the collective power to tackle proactively, but it requires a deliberate intervention and a new approach. As the Director of the National Film and Television School responsible for paving the way for the next generation of key film, television and games talent, I want to ensure the workplaces our graduates enter are safe. I welcome the establishment of the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority to improve our cultural norms and the overall lived experience for the UK’s talented workforce, now and in the future. CIISA will be an invaluable resource for everyone working within the creative industries and I’ll do all I can to help ensure it is a success.”
“Everyone deserves a workplace in which they can feel safe and thrive. The proposal for a Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority (CIISA) is a significant and essential intervention to help us achieve that, and for building confidence for those working right across the UK’s creative industries. CIISA is a great example of a UK innovation that should become be a model to inspire global change for the betterment of all of us.”
Britain’s Cultural Industries are the envy of the world, but our Sector’s internal culture can be much less enviable. Through CIISA, Britain would set the highest global standards for the creative workspace, balancing asymmetry of power and, in turn, cultivating confidence and investment in the UK as the safest place to work creatively. Music, especially, finds itself at a historical and cultural watershed, one where “Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll’ ( and all its exploitative connotations) is not a tagline anyone wants. Music’s story must not be its fate : but wherever people become the product, those people may need protection. Music welcomes CIISA and the much needed accountability it would bring “.
“Since its inception at the BAFTAs in February 2018, UK Time’s Up has been dedicated to working with others to ensure that bullying, harassment, and abuse are no longer tolerated. We have worked on guidance for both broadcasters and producers, and we were one of the first to campaign and support intimacy coordinators who are now considered normal practice within production. However, there are still too many cases of people subjected to bullying and harassment falling through the gaps and their voices remaining unheard. Unfortunately, these behaviours remain a systemic problem for freelancers at all levels of the film and TV industry from the largest scale productions to low budget projects. The proposal of CIISA will seek to close these gaps and offer a confidential space for these survivors not only to offer advice and mediation when requested, but also for the first-time, accountability. It is important to emphasise that CIISA in no way seeks to replace the good practice and procedures already out there, rather it will seek to complement them and ensure that everyone’s voices can be heard. As an industry we need to work together to stamp out these toxic practices, support one another, share learning and never stop, moving the industry forward to a future with solid foundations of good practice.”
“Despite the many positive steps taken by the Creative Industries in recent years to tackle bullying and harassment across the sector, it is clear that further interventions are still required to effectively address these issues. Feedback gathered by the cross-industry group led by Creative UK has shown that current practices, while much improved, do not offer sufficient support to victims of abuse, nor provide adequate processes for all complaints to be dealt with in a robust, fair and confidential manner. Every person working in the Creative Industries should be able to do their job with the expectation that they will not face bullying or harassment, and we believe that establishing the proposed CIISA will ensure significant progress is made towards driving accountability and eradicating inappropriate behaviour within our sector.”
“The Royal Albert Hall hosts events from the full breadth of the creative industries. We believe that the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority is a vital part of the industry-wide solution to create a working culture free from bullying, harassment and discriminatory behaviours. CIISA’s clear and fair processes will bring visibility and accountability so that those with concerns can report them with confidence, essential especially for the large number of freelancers who don’t have the same protections or support that employees have. It will have a tangible, positive impact on the reputation of the creative industries and our ability to retain and nurture talent, and that is why the Royal Albert Hall welcomes and supports CIISA.”
Issues of bullying and harassment continue to be rife in our industry at all levels of production, with huge and lasting implications for many people’s mental health. The freelance nature of the work force means that many people lack the normal HR structures which protect those elsewhere and while many productions and organisations may have systems in place, there are still gaps. CIISA will serve to fill these gaps in provision by offering an independent service to protect the freelance community. We all need to stand together to support its creation – together we can help to stamp out and prevent these toxic behaviours and build a better future for our industry.
Strengthening accountability while also building capacity within the industry to drive positive change will be central to improving job quality and advancing good work for all. The establishment of the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority provides an invaluable opportunity for the industry to take the lead in raising employment standards and advancing good workplace practices. In a sector where competitive advantage is derived from the skills and talent of the workforce, this will be vital for future sustainability and success.
In March 2022, Help Musicians’ launched a new bullying and harassment helpline which is available to anyone working in the music industry who needs advice or support. The vast majority of those calling are working as freelancers and are seeking advice on how to navigate bullying. As well as a lack of HR departments for freelancers, the music industry is close-knit and many fear losing work if they raise issues. Sadly, the helpline has proven that more support is needed and as such we welcome the creation of the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority to strengthen support in this area; both to act as a deterrent for unacceptable behaviour and to shine a light on where significant problems occur to deliver change.
The community of the electronic music industry would benefit immensely from the work of CIISA, this industry is made up of many independent creators and businesses often working and socialising outside of normal working hours and premises, meaning sadly the lines of professionalism are often blurred and crossed. CIISA has the ability to promote best practice in working conditions in a non- traditional environment and hold the larger corporations that often act as gatekeepers to account through a fair and evidence based process rather than the court of public opinion and hopefully leading to better working conditions for artists, creators, and behind the scenes staff in the electronic music scene, we lend our support unconditionally to CIISA to hopefully provide fair and equitable working conditions for all
It is important that everyone is protected from bullying and harassment in the workplace – regardless of their role, their employment status or background. The BPI is supporting the ongoing development CIISA and welcomes its role in creating a valuable additional resource across the creative industries, particularly for freelancers, and in addition to the individual measures our members already have in place. We look forward to engaging in further discussions as CIISA enters its next stage of development
The live music sector in the UK is made up of a diverse range of actors and organisations. At LIVE, and in particular through our LIVE Workforce group, we bring that coalition together to cooperate on initiatives that will allow our industry to be as safe and inclusive as possible. An industry that draws on a huge pool of freelance talent and will routinely work in atypical ways and places. In that spirit, we have welcomed the opportunity to work with CIISA, identify the specific needs of our sector and help shape its future priorities and operations. CIISA has the potential to be both preventative and proactive while developing consistency across our sector and the wider creative industries. As such, we welcome its work to date and its proposals in principle. LIVE looks forward to working with CIISA going forward, not least in promoting and publicising CIISA and its work.
IPC warmly welcomes the formation of the Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority. Our shared aims are rooted in facilitating creative vision safely, and we look forward to working closely with CIISA to continue improving welfare standards across the entertainment sector.
“The MMF has been part of CIISA since the organisation’s inception, and we believe that the sector’s collective vision and approach is fully aligned with our own Code of Practice. There should be no room for bullying, discrimination or harassment in the creative industries and we are firmly committed to eradicating that behaviour from not only the MMF community, but the wider music industry and creative industry as a whole.”
The Old Vic are wholly supportive of CIISA’s work in spearheading cultural change across the theatre and wider creative industries. Through our own work on the Guardians Network, we have demonstrated our belief that it is vital the industry collaborates to make change, and we look forward to seeing this work continue with CIISA. Collectively, we can ensure fairness across all venues and tackle wrongful behaviours that exist to create safe, professional and fun working environments for those who continue to keep the sector alive.