Financial Assistance: The Joysanne Sidimus Fund

Click HERE for information on how to apply to the Joysanne Sidimus Fund

The Joysanne Sidimus Fund is a financial assistance program that helps eligible professional artists, full-time students in, and teachers at, recognized post-secondary arts institutions (see Eligibility Checklist – pages 3 & 4 of the Application) to pay for the fee-for-service treatments offered at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre by covering 75% of the cost, up to a maximum of $760 for each successful application.

Resources and Links

The Artists’ Health Alliance continuously works to provide a list of useful links and resources for the arts community. Please check back regularly for additions and updates.

Financial Assistance:

The AFC – the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry
Canvas: A Foundation for Artists
Creative Arts Savings & Credit Union

Health Services:

Paul B. Helliwell Patient & Family Library at Toronto Western Hospital Visit Website
Low Cost Dental Services View PDF
Mental Health Community Resources View PDF


The Arts and Entertainment Plan
Writers’ Coalition Benefits Program
Co-working Health Insurance Plan via Creative Blueprint

Art Service Organizations:

Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC)
Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Network (CSARN)
Arts Health Network Canada (AHNC)
Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA)
Canadian Stage (The Relay)


UHN Patient & Family Libraries View PDF

In the Media:

Musician, Heal Thyself! (The Whole Note) View PDF or read it at
Dancers and the Art of Stress Management (Healthy Dancer Canada) View PDF
10 Stress Management Tools for your Dance Bag (Healthy Dancer Canada) View PDF
The Healthy Artist Guide to a Less Toxic Studio (Toxic Nation Project) View PDF
Interview with Jill Humphries, Secretary, Board of Directors, Artists’ Health Alliance on The Dennis Report. Watch video
Interview with Dr. Lee Bartel, Board of Directors, Artists’ Health Alliance on Metro Morning with Matt Galloway. Click here to listen.
Myths and Realities of Artitsts’ Health: Panel Discussion on Storify. Click here to read.

“I’m a professional dancer. And because of that, it’s pretty obvious that my instrument is my body.”

- Mike Sobreira – Dancer, Actor


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