Creating Artists’ Health provides opportunities for artists to work on creative projects with seasoned artist-facilitators and mentors. The programs are discipline-specific intensive workshops that prompt artistic responses to topics in artists’ health. Upcoming in 2019 Poetic HeARTwork writing workshop. Scroll down to learn more and register.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Writing for Wellness: Poetic Heartwork
March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 2019
Aga Khan Museum, 2-4 pm
Series of 5 workshops: $35
Award winning artist and poet Timaj Garad will lead a 5-week series of workshops at the Aga Khan Museum on Sundays, 2-4 pm from March 17-April 14, 2019. The Poetic HeARTwork series cultivates well-being by deepening creative writing and wellness practices anchored in self-love; including body, mind, emotional, and spiritual domains, and strengthening our capacity towards radical self and community care. Participants in this program are invited to a deeper exploration of how poetry can inform and enhance their own well-being. The final session will focus on strengthening participants’ capacity towards radical self and community care and engage participants in a collaborative process of extending self-love to create thriving, resilient communities. This series is open to 15 artists of all disciplines and will focus on the following themes:
Week 1 – March 9 : Poetic Body Wisdom
Week 2 – March 16 : Teaching the Mind what the Heart knows
Week 3 – March 23 : The Balance of Letting go and Letting in
Week 4 – March 30 : Finding Purpose in the Poetic
Week 5 – April 6 : Heart to Heartwork: Re-imagining Community
“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. Many of our students now use the services of The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre on a regular basis.”
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STRESSED! Workshop Series
May 02, 2019
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OVERWHELMED! Strategies to Regain Clarity ***Rescheduled***
February 13, 2019
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COMPLEMENTARY! Live Well with Stress
March 06, 2019
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