Creative Self-Care

Self-care in the arts

Creativity requires vulnerability, innovation, energy, and commitment. Self-care is essential in this, but is often easier said than done. The pressures of the performing arts industry are well-known, and these pressures can impact our mental health. Whether it’s an opening night, festival season, or grants time; how do you take simple, effective and meaningful steps towards self-care?

About the Workshop

This workshop aims to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health across the sector, addressing barriers to self-care and tools and techniques for addressing these barriers.

Designed for all performing arts workers, with a particular focus on independent makers, technical practitioners and arts workers, this is a workshop design to share knowledge, skills and ideas for individuals to understand and prioritise self-care, and promote positive mental health.

This workshop is one part of a program presented in partnership with the Arts Wellbeing Collective, aimed at promoting positive mental health for artists, practitioners and within arts organisations in Western Australia.

This workshop is presented in partnership with the Arts Wellbeing Collective and Subiaco Arts Centre.

Who You Are

We’d love for you to register if you are:

  • A practicing artist, technical practitioner or arts worker
  • Live in Western Australia

Workshop Details

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020

Time: 3pm – 5pm

Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre Studio

Cost: FREE!

Expressions of Interest

To participate in this workshop you need to:

Important Dates

Registrations close     Friday 6 March

Workshop                  Tuesday 10 March

In 2016, research highlighted startling statistics regarding the mental health and wellbeing of performing arts workers. In response, Arts Centre Melbourne launched the Arts Wellbeing Collective, a consortium of arts and cultural organisations who work together to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in the performing arts. Since the Pilot Program in 2017, the Arts Wellbeing Collective has grown rapidly to be a comprehensive, sector-wide initiative – the only one of its kind anywhere in the world.


Perth Festival is committed to ensuring its programs are open and accessible to all people and all communities.

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