Emerging Artists’ Program & Community Connect
Emerging Artists’ Program
Through the Emerging Artists’ Program, the Alliance engages post-secondary students in professional arts training programs to be proactive about their health. We offer workshops to classrooms, departments and faculties at tertiary educational institutions.
We have delivered workshops to School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Humber College Theatre Performance Program, York University Dance, Randolph Academy, OCAD U Material & Art Design and Ryerson University School of Performance, among others.
Our community outreach activities include tabling at events, information- sharing with other art service organizations and delivering private workshops on request.
Previous partners include the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), Arts Lab Toronto, Dancer Transition Resource Centre, Ontario College of Art and Design University Health and Wellness Centre, Summer Institute of Church Music, Soundstreams and Toronto Fringe Festival Theatre Entrepreneurs’ Network & Training (TENT), among other organizations.
In 2017/18, the workshops offered through our Emerging Artists’ Program and Community Connect focus on our most in-demand topic: stress. We approach stress as a mental and physical health topic, as well as an expected, and even necessary, part of life. Workshops, facilitated by experts from The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre, empower students with the knowledge and tools necessary to study and practice their art while having a healthy relationship with stress.
We believe that providing these tools and resources is critical to the long-term health and wellbeing of artists. Our goal is to enable all artists to have a long and healthy career in the arts, in turn creating the vibrant cities we live in.
Click here to download our Workshop Menu to get an overview of what we have on offer.
Click here to download a workshop request form. Fill it in and send it to admin[at]artistshealth.com. You can also fill out an electronic version below.
Emerging Artists’ Program
“This workshop really opened my eyes to the different ways stress can affect me. I learned so many ways to help myself.” -Anonymous
“This was a great workshop that made me reconsider actually trying to manage my stress levels.” – Student, Ryerson University Performance Production, Shiatsu Therapy workshop participant
“I feel I can continue creating, this time with a greater knowledge of self, voice and place.” – Student, Ryerson University Performance Production, Shiatsu Therapy workshop participant
“For the past decade, the Humber College Theatre Performance program has benefited greatly from the Artists’ Health Alliance and their phenomenal Education Outreach programs. We have had specialists from the Alliance come in to do subsidized workshops on Vocal Health, Nutrition, and Stress Management to name a few. Our students consistently rave about how informative and useful these workshops are. They are especially enthusiastic about the facilitators, who have a deep understanding of the performer’s craft and a profound knowledge of their particular areas of specialty. In my own experience, the facilitators are able to connect with students in ways that are engaging, entertaining and challenging. They are also very responsive in following up with students when they need more support. Many of our students now use the services of The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre on a regular basis. I simply cannot believe that we have such an incredible resource in our city and I encourage every performing arts training institution to take advantage of it.” – Paul de Jong, The School of Creative and Performing Arts, Humber College
“Since my initial encounter with the Artists’ Health Alliance, I have taken advantage of their extraordinary series of workshops for artists – to not only deal with work-related injury and chronic problems, but to help prevent such injuries! I feel that adding more options to dealing with my lower back problems have been extremely beneficial to my personal long-term health and, consequently, to increasing the longevity of my career.” – Anonymous
“Artists’ Health Alliance was instrumental in our ability to deliver a workshop about ‘Self Care’ for undeserved youth artists who are building their arts practices and arts businesses. Their staff and workshop facilitator were wonderful to work with, and the workshop itself was informative, accessible— truly interesting and meaningful for the young artists who participated. Thank you, Artists’ Health Alliance!” – Rebecca Harrison, Project Coordinator, Arts Lab
To request a workshop through our Emerging Artists’ Program or Community Connect, please fill in the form below.
Workshop Request Form
“Most of our yearly income is so precarious, that if you’re sick for 3 months and you can’t do work, what are you going to live on?”
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 ...
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 ...