our code of behaviour
Foreign Affairs is a micro theatre company with an adventurous spirit, run by the creative duo Camila França and Trine Garrett. Our work focuses on theatre in translation, multicultural collaboration and exchange, and performance in unconventional spaces.
Our mission is to create an inclusive and accessible environment, whether online or in-person, where people from all walks of life can come together to explore diverse voices and perspectives. Through engaging and inspiring theatre, we aim to spark dialogue, provoke debate, and facilitate meaningful discourse on the issues that matter to our audiences, communities and society at large.
We’re committed to creating inclusive spaces and a community where everyone feels welcome, valued and respected. We believe that diversity strengthens our work, and we are dedicated to providing fair and inclusive opportunities for all.
As a team member or participant, here are some simple instructions for you:
- Get to know our values: Take the time to understand and embrace our five core values that shape our work and relationships.
- Connect with our mission: Reflect on how our mission to create an inclusive and accessible environment resonates with your own beliefs and goals.
- Engage actively: Be an active part of our community by sharing your unique perspectives, ideas and experiences.
- Respect and support others: Treat everyone with respect and value their diverse backgrounds and viewpoints. Foster a collaborative and supportive culture.
- Follow our code of behaviour: Familiarise yourself with our code of behaviour and strive to embody it in all your interactions and engagements.
By following these instructions, you contribute to creating a positive, inclusive and inspiring environment for everyone involved with Foreign Affairs.
1. Inclusivity & Collaboration:
We believe in creating an inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone feels valued, respected and connected. Our goal is to nurture a supportive community that embraces and celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity. Together, we collaborate, share ideas and appreciate different perspectives.
2. Accessibility & Empowerment:
We’re committed to ensuring accessibility for all. We strive to remove barriers, provide mentorship and training opportunities, engage with diverse communities, and empower individuals from underrepresented backgrounds. Our goal is to create an inclusive environment that amplifies voices and fosters empowerment.
3. Authenticity & Representation:
We value personal experiences and diverse perspectives. Our aim is to champion underrepresented groups, challenge stereotypes, and foster intercultural understanding through translation. We strive to inspire empathy and celebrate the richness of our diverse community.
4. Social Impact & Advocacy:
Theatre is a powerful tool for social change, and we aim to use it effectively. We address pressing issues, amplify marginalised voices, and advocate for equality, justice, and inclusion within our diverse global community. Our mission is to make a lasting impact and drive positive change.
5.Adventurous & Boundary-Pushing:
We are not afraid to break free from artistic conventions. We encourage exploration of unconventional spaces, innovative storytelling, diverse collaborations, and translated works. Join us on this exciting journey of continuous learning, growth, and creative exploration.
FA code of behaviour
1. Safety, Wellbeing & Confidentiality:
- Prioritise the physical and mental wellbeing of team members, performers and audience members.
- Follow safety protocols, including emergency procedures, fire regulations and health guidelines.
- Respect the confidentiality and privacy of sensitive information obtained during work.
2. Respect & Collaboration:
- Treat everyone with respect, no matter their role or background.
- Create an inclusive and welcoming environment that values different perspectives.
- Encourage open and constructive communication, listening to others and sharing ideas.
use appropriate and respectful language when communicating, sharing ideas, giving feedback, and expressing concerns.
3. Professionalism & Accountability:
- Maintain high standards of professionalism in all interactions and performances.
- Be punctual and meet deadlines to ensure smooth work processes.
- Take responsibility for your actions and how they impact the team and work.
4. Conflict Resolution & Positive Work Environment:
- Address conflicts professionally and constructively.
- Seek mediation or help from appropriate channels if conflicts can’t be resolved amicably.
- Foster a positive work environment that promotes teamwork and collaboration.
5. Adherence to Policies & FA Values:
- Follow the company’s policies, guidelines, and procedures.
- Align your work with our core values including authenticity, inclusivity and accessibility.
- Seek feedback internally and externally, actively engage in evaluation to grow through self-reflection and continuous improvement.
We believe in continuous improvement for a more equitable future. Your input is invaluable in shaping our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We encourage you to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions, suggestions, or feedback.
Together, let’s create a more inclusive and diverse future for Foreign Affairs, our community, and our industry.
Camila França & Trine Garrett
Co-founders & Artistic Directors