Fair Practices

The Code of Conduct of Danse Suisse

The Code of Conduct serves to ensure a safe, responsible and supportive learning environment that respects the personality and health of participants.

It is a guide for

- dance teachers

- dance mediators

- dance schools

- students and participants

- parents

It also serves as a reference point for persons of trust, the authorities and the public.

Code of Conduct for dance teachers

→ Code of Conduct for dance mediators in cooperation with Tanzvermittlung CH. (is currently being revised)


Harassment prevention leaflet produced by RP Genève

Harassment prevention leaflet for the Rencontres professionnelles de danses - Geneva

Produced in collaboration with 19 partners, this leaflet is aimed at both employing organisations and salaried staff. It lists the many resources available, provides information on the structures in place, outlines the procedures to be followed and the content of the relevant legislation, and gives detailed examples and contextualised definitions. Its aim is to create working conditions that respect the physical and psychological integrity of performers and all those involved in training, production and broadcasting.



After a year of joint development, a code has been published that is intended to point the way for future work in the independent scene.

The FAIRSPEC codex was developed with the participation of more than 150 theatre and dance artists and experts. Not least of all Prof. Dr. Thomas Schmidt, whose study entitled "Power and Structure in Theatre - Asymmetries of Power" two years ago exposed abuses in theatres.

The FAIRSPEC codex can be downloaded and signed on the website → www.fairspec.ch/kodex. It is also available in four languages: German, French, Italian and English.


Carnet Rose - Pink Notebook

The Pink Notebook, prepared by Les Créatives, is a practical guide to gender equality in the cultural sector. It contains the non-exhaustive conclusions of their research conducted since 2018. It collects testimonies, legal resources and tools thought up by and for artists and institutions to fight gender inequalities in practice and in everyday life.

The Pink Notebook focuses on the following four themes: Equality and diversity in programmes and teams, work-life balance, equal pay and sexual harassment.

Available in German and French


Manifesto for Fair Practices

Reso initiated a collective writing process for a → Manifesto for Fair Practices at the Performing Arts Managers Meeting network meeting. Initially, theatre and dance professionals discussed and wrote. This was complemented by choreographers, dancers, other performing arts managers, the Reso team and representatives from professional and funding bodies. This multi-perspective work has now resulted in a text area, a collection of reflections on fair practices, a manifesto.


Glossary: Collaborations in the Performing Arts by Concordis, FRAS & RESO

All information on the glossary for collaborations in the performing arts can be found → here.


Anonymous reporting platform for sexual harassment

Have you had a personal experience or witnessed something, but you can’t comment on it without putting your job or your career in danger? Get in contact with → SzeneSchweiz. They will collect relevant reports and will then scrutinize the theatres, institutions and companies that are the subject of the complaint without letting it point back on those affected.

Researchers will examine the reports and extrapolate the facts.

Every report is treated with absolute confidentiality. No email or contact details are required, but those reporting are welcome to leave contact details if they wish. SzeneSchweiz will then contact you and offer further advice.

All data will be kept strictly anonymous and won’t be stored in any database.