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For Organizations: Handle with Care

Handle with Care is a bespoke workshop aimed at helping organizations build strategies for creating a parent and caregiver-inclusive environment. The Balancing Act team facilitates this interactive workshop tailored to the needs of your company. 

Length of Workshop: 2 hours

Cost: Sliding Scale up to $500.00

Free with Elevated Member Benefits—see our Membership page for details.

To book or learn more, reach out to us HERE.

For Artists: Hack Lab

Led by artist Shira Leuchter, Hack Lab is an inquiry-based, process-driven creative space. A unique opportunity for those engaged in care work to reconnect with their practice and other artists within a time-flexible container. The latest Hack Lab was in 2023 (see below).

See Resources for Artists for other opportunities and stay tuned to our News for updates.

Level UP! Strategy Partner Kimberley de Jong and Tawny Anderson in workshop

Report on Hack Lab: Research + Residency 2023:

Supporting artist-caregivers developing new performance projects.

Facilitated by Shira Leuchter, the program took place over 4 months, with online sessions curated to support each artist’s interests, as well as studio residency time for artists to test out new ideas alongside a community of collaborators. Six artist caregivers were supported in this iteration of the lab.

In this incarnation of Hack Lab, participants applied with a specific performance project or with an idea for a project they had been developing. Formal experimentation and exploration was welcome and encouraged. In advance of each of the six online sessions, Shira emailed materials and artistic references that responded to each participant’s project in some way, with the intention of supporting each artist’s research, broadening references, and sparking different ways to express ideas.

The multi-generational community of Hack Lab artists bore witness to one another; asking questions together, engaging in conversation and exploring creative prompts. Artists arranged in-studio time as it worked with their schedule, and even shared the space together, serving as test-audience and readers for each other.

To find out about other opportunities or artist support, visit our Resources For Artists page.

Individual artists and arts workers are also invited to engage with Resources for Organizations. These resources facilitate greater access to employment in our arts workforce. And that concerns everyone. You can access Resources for Organizations by signing up to become a member. Visit our Membership page to learn more.