We Support Caregivers
in the Performing Arts

The aim of Balancing Act is to create increased equality, accessibility, and inclusion for parents and caregivers working in the performing arts. We collaborate with artists, arts workers, and arts organizations to develop pathways for change at an individual, organizational and systemic level.

Balancing Act is an initiative of Theatre Direct.


Balancing Act defines a ‘caregiver’ as individuals who care for children, aging adults, those in need of personal or primary care, and anyone who self-identifies as a caregiver. We acknowledge that care work can include blood, adopted, or chosen family, colleagues, and caring for others out of duty.


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1 day ago
Balancing Act Canada
Tomorrow, the Balancing Act team will be live on TAPA Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts Trade Series C-Stream!

UPDATE: this workshop will be delivered completely virtually.

Join us online for discussions surrounding the integration of care strategies into operations and programming - for both artists and audiences alike!

Workshop Schedule:
10:00 am - 11:00 am — Compassion Fund
11:00 am - 12:00 nn — On-Site Care

Don’t forget to register!
https://tapa.ca/industry/pd/tapa-trade-series/#1696263247000-c17767ed-e368
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#BalancingAct #Theatre #PerformingArts #Performance #CanadianTheatre #ParentArtists #Caregiver #Care #Community #Peer #Support #Organization #ArtsWorkers #Artists #TorontoArtists #Accessible #VisibleParenting #TAPA #TAPATradeSeries

Tomorrow, the Balancing Act team will be live on TAPA Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts' Trade Series C-Stream!

UPDATE: this workshop will be delivered completely virtually.

Join us online for discussions surrounding the integration of care strategies into operations and programming - for both artists and audiences alike!

Workshop Schedule:
10:00 am - 11:00 am — Compassion Fund
11:00 am - 12:00 nn — On-Site Care

Don’t forget to register!
tapa.ca/industry/pd/tapa-trade-series/#1696263247000-c17767ed-e368
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#BalancingAct #Theatre #PerformingArts #Performance #CanadianTheatre #ParentArtists #Caregiver #Care #Community #Peer #Support #Organization #ArtsWorkers #Artists #TorontoArtists #Accessible #VisibleParenting #TAPA #TAPATradeSeries
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2 days ago
Balancing Act Canada
Child Care at Universal Child Care!

Balancing Act was thrilled to work with Level UP! strategy partners Canadian Stage and Quote Unquote Collective and the amazing team at Jamii Esplanade, supporting childcare for yesterdays incredible performance of Universal Child Care!

It was a sold-out show, with all ages in attendance at this babes-in-arms performance!

Huge congratulations to Quote Unquote Collective and Canadian Stage - also to Nightwood Theatre, Why Not Theatre, National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts, and BroadStage who supported the creation of this charged work.

Lisa Marie DiLiberto, founder and Executive Director of Balancing Act, led a post-show talkback with artist-mothers Djennie Laguerre, Jagroop Mehta, Katie Swift, as well as Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava from Quote Unquote!

Thank you to all who attended this very special event! 
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#BalancingAct #Theatre #PerformingArts #Performance #CanadianTheatre #ParentArtists #Caregiver #Care #Community #Peer #Support #Organization #ArtsWorkers #Artists #TorontoArtists #Accessible #VisibleParenting #UniversalChildCare #Childcare #FreeChildcare

Child Care at Universal Child Care!

Balancing Act was thrilled to work with Level UP! strategy partners Canadian Stage and Quote Unquote Collective and the amazing team at Jamii Esplanade, supporting childcare for yesterday's incredible performance of Universal Child Care!

It was a sold-out show, with all ages in attendance at this babes-in-arms performance!

Huge congratulations to Quote Unquote Collective and Canadian Stage - also to Nightwood Theatre, Why Not Theatre, National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts, and BroadStage who supported the creation of this charged work.

Lisa Marie DiLiberto, founder and Executive Director of Balancing Act, led a post-show talkback with artist-mothers Djennie Laguerre, Jagroop Mehta, Katie Swift, as well as Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava from Quote Unquote!

Thank you to all who attended this very special event!
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#balancingact #theatre #performingarts #performance #canadiantheatre #ParentArtists #caregiver #care #community #peer #support #organization #artsworkers #artists #torontoartists #accessible #visibleparenting #universalchildcare #childcare #FreeChildcare
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JOIN US FOR TAPA Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts TRADE SERIES!
We are kicking off TAPA’s C-Stream Trade Series at B Street 🎉

The Balancing Act team will break down the basics of implementing both a Compassion Fund and On-Site Care for audiences and artists. We will share resources and answer questions, helping to demystify the process of integrating these care strategies into operations and programming.

The TAPA Trade Series is a TAPA professional development program for TAPA members. The sessions are programmed to be proactive and feature ongoing, affordable sessions and networking opportunities encompassing a broad range of topics that have been curated specifically to respond to the needs of TAPA members.

Don’t miss this FREE event!

🗓 : February 28, 2024
🕙 : 10am to 12pm
📍 : In Person: B Street Jon Kaplan Community Lounge
📍 : Online via Zoom

Register below for in-person or online (limited capacity for in-person attendees)
https://tapa.ca/industry/pd/tapa-trade-series/#1696263247000-c17767ed-e368
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#BalancingAct #Theatre #PerformingArts #Performance #CanadianTheatre #ParentArtists #Caregiver #Care #Community #Peer #Support #Organization #ArtsWorkers #Artists #TorontoArtists #Accessible #VisibleParenting #TAPA #TAPATradeSeries

JOIN US FOR TAPA Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts TRADE SERIES!
We are kicking off TAPA’s C-Stream Trade Series at B Street 🎉

The Balancing Act team will break down the basics of implementing both a Compassion Fund and On-Site Care for audiences and artists. We will share resources and answer questions, helping to demystify the process of integrating these care strategies into operations and programming.

The TAPA Trade Series is a TAPA professional development program for TAPA members. The sessions are programmed to be proactive and feature ongoing, affordable sessions and networking opportunities encompassing a broad range of topics that have been curated specifically to respond to the needs of TAPA members.

Don’t miss this FREE event!

🗓 : February 28, 2024
🕙 : 10am to 12pm
📍 : In Person: B Street Jon Kaplan Community Lounge
📍 : Online via Zoom

Register below for in-person or online (limited capacity for in-person attendees)
tapa.ca/industry/pd/tapa-trade-series/#1696263247000-c17767ed-e368
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#BalancingAct #Theatre #PerformingArts #Performance #CanadianTheatre #ParentArtists #Caregiver #Care #Community #Peer #Support #Organization #ArtsWorkers #Artists #TorontoArtists #Accessible #VisibleParenting #TAPA #TAPATradeSeries
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