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
Date: Tuesday 10 March 2020
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre Studio
Expressions of Interest
To participate in this workshop you need to:
Complete the workshop expression of interest form below
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.