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Arts Council England has commissioned NTES to deliver a research project intending to address the need for improved training and development resources around practitioner safety within the cultural and creative sectors. Keeping Safe in the Arts aims to provide practical support for practitioners and individuals in these sectors.

What is Keeping Safe
in the Arts?

Keeping Safe in the Arts aims to spotlight resources and provide practical support regarding safe working practices. It also offers guidance on actions individuals can take if they encounter or witness an unsafe situation. Whether you're an independent artist, part of a small cultural organisation, or a freelancer in the library and museum sector, Keeping Safe in the Arts aims to showcase information that addresses challenges encountered in both the creative and cultural sectors

Who are NTES?

As global leaders in arts, culture, and nightlife management, NTES has a successful track record in supporting and developing environments that ensure the safety and well-being of creative and cultural practitioners. With a focus on enhancing safety and inclusivity, we actively collaborate with a diverse range of venues, businesses, governments, councils, local authorities, cultural organisations, producers, artists, and communities.


We recognise the importance of ensuring the well-being and safety of individuals within the creative and cultural sectors, and our involvement in this research underscores our dedication to creating safer and more supportive environments for all creative and cultural practitioners.

Our Approach

Keeping Safe in the Arts comprises a comprehensive research initiative, including:

  • Desk research,

  • Call for resources,

  • Focus groups, and

  • Follow-up conversations.

We're actively seeking to identify, compile, and assess resources related to Keeping Safe in the Arts, engaging practitioners, organisations, and networks in the process.

How Can You Get Involved?

The Keeping Safe in the Arts research is conducted by NTES on behalf of Arts Council England.

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The project manager from NTES is Charlie Mackellar.

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