The Safe to Create programme emerged from Irish Theatre Institute’s SPEAK UP initiative. In 2021, I engaged the Irish Theatre Institute to carry out an anonymous survey which attracted over 1,300 respondents. A year ago, the findings of the survey were published under the title Speak Up: A Call for Change along with a set of recommendations. The report’s stark findings confirmed that there was a culture of harmful workplace behaviour throughout the Irish arts sector, and a worrying lack of supports to tackle this issue. When I launched the Speak Up: A Call for Change Report last year, I assured all of the respondents to the survey that their voices had been heard. The Safe to Create programme is built on, and informed by, the findings and recommendations in the Speak Up report and particularly on the areas where artists and arts workers said they needed change and support.