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Research

The focus of The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre is on understanding the unique health problems of artists, the risk factors involved in artistic practice and on investigating methods of prevention. Through evidence-based research, we hope to discover some of the causes of artists’ occupational illnesses and injuries, and study the clinical benefits of combining therapies in the most effective way possible.

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Building Confidence and Self-Esteem Workshop – 2015

Occupational Strain and Profession Artists – Arts and Health 2009

Recognition of artists’ health issues is a growing field. Check back for updates and articles on interesting projects and developments from across North America and around the world.  

Staying Balanced: The Vital Work of American Ballet Theatre’s Medical Team

MIT at 150

Focal Hand Dystonia Affecting Musicians in Scotland

Hand-hacking lets you pluck strings like a musical pro

Could You Pipe Down? My Ears Thank You

 

“There was a period where I hit the wall, and I stopped playing for about a year.”

- ​Jane Bunnett – Saxophonist, Flautist and Band Leader

Upcoming Workshops

Registration: Artists' Toolbox

June 30, 2018

Fill in the form below and select which events you want to register for, including the number of spaces you want to reserve (under “quantity”). If you have any problems registering online, you can do so over the phone by calling 416-351-0239.   Season Summary Narrative Wellbeing ...

Maintaining Creative Energy

March 13, 2018

This workshop addresses creative fatigue and combats the isolation that plagues artistic work. Through activities facilitated by an expert drama educator, participants identify and discuss sources of their creative energy. Explore how your personal and professional stories, and the places you come ...

Healthy Habits

January 25, 2018

This workshop addresses the fact that artistic practice can entail unhealthy habits. Facilitated by a registered dietitian and a physiotherapist, this workshop will help artists gain individual insight into their own habits in regards to diet, exercise and sleep. Create sustainable patterns and ...