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 are Animating Artists’ Health preview screening and Poetic Heartwork writing workshop. Scroll down to learn more!
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.
A preview screening of short animations exploring artists’ health & wellbeing
THURSDAY MARCH 14, 2019 @ 7 PM
OCAD U Room 190
100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Featuring 8 new works!
Root Causes by M.C Cruz
Appearing Faces by Shelton Deverell
This Body by Ess Joelle Kusmiski
Aches by Nikole Hidalgo McGregor
Not My Today by Emily Nixon
Burn Out by Raoul Olou
Michael by David Rendall
Restless by Tommy Truong
Artists’ Q&A and reception to follow
Writing for Wellness
March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 2019
Aga Khan Museum, 2-4 pm
Series of 5 workshops: $35
Artists’ Health Alliance presents Creating Artists’ Health, a series of creative workshops with notable artists focused on issues of artists’ health and wellbeing. As part of this series, award winning artist and poet Timaj Garad will lead a 5-week series of workshops at the Aga Khan Museum on Saturdays, 2-4 pm from March 9-April 6, 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
“The artists are the storytellers. We’re the story keepers. And the stories that a culture tells are in fact its guidebook.”
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