Fair Practices

The Code of Conduct of Danse Suisse

The aim of the → Code of Conduct is to ensure quality teaching that respects the personality and health of students. It also aims to protect teachers by providing guidelines for irreproachable behaviour.

By their admission in the Register, teachers fulfil a commitment to individually abide by this Code of Conduct. If they lead a school, they ensure that the Code is respected by all the teachers within their school.



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.