As the only charitable organization in Canada that offers health education programs to all artists of all disciplines (including those behind the scenes), we empower creatives to take better care of their health, and ultimately, of their art.
AHA education programs are evidence-based and practical. Our structured learning environments are non-prescriptive and non-judgmental. We provide opportunities to explore what healthy means to each artist individually and encourage artists to connect with each other over shared struggles and shared stories.
Our workshops, classes and artist intensives are listed below and are now open for registration. If it’s not there, it’s coming soon.
You can also invite us to present a workshop or speak at an event that you’re organizing. We engage with schools, art organizations and health organizations. We go wherever artists and those in their circle of care are at. More information about that can be found here.
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CONNECT! Whole Self Healing
October 03, 2018
What’s this got to do with stress? Because artists bring their whole selves to their work, artists’ health demands that we pay attention to the whole artist. That sprained wrist and that nagging pit of dread ...
STEP ONE! Primary Care
November 07, 2018
What’s this got to do with stress? Primary healthcare providers, such as family doctors and nurse practitioners, are the starting point to accessing healthcare services in Ontario. They can treat many health ...
DIGEST! Eating with Mood in Mind
December 05, 2018
What’s this got to do with stress? What we eat, our eating patterns and our mindset about food are all fundamental to health. This workshop considers the time and financial restrictions artists commonly face to ...
MASSAGE! January Drop-In
January 09, 2019
What’s this got to do with stress? Drop in for a free 10-minute Shiatsu Massage to get the stress out of our shoulders. While you’re at it, talk to reps from Artists’ Health Alliance and The Al & Malka ...
OVERWHELMED! Strategies to Regain Clarity
February 06, 2019
What’s this got to do with stress? Feeling overwhelmed is a particular aspect of stress. In this workshop, gain perspectives, tools and techniques to help overcome this specific stress experience. In this ...
COMPLEMENTARY! Live Well with Stress
March 06, 2019
What’s this got to do with stress? Explore a range of complementary care strategies such as Shiatsu Therapy, a Japanese massage involving pressure points, as well as acupressure, mindfulness and more to help you ...
EQUITY! Critical Self-Care
April 03, 2019
What’s this got to do with stress? Using a health equity lens, we’ll explore shared sources of stress and how self-care practices can meaningfully support artists’ wellbeing in the context of precarious work ...
SAFER! Safer Spaces in the Arts
May 01, 2019
What’s this got to do with stress? While some stress is a normal part of an artist’s life, it can also be caused by unacceptable aspects of the arts sector. This workshop will explore the concept of safe spaces ...
STRESSED! Workshop Series
May 02, 2019
Stress is a tricky part of life. Too much of it, and you’re a blob on the floor. Too little of it, and you’re a blob on the floor. For artists, stress comes not only from the normal pressures of life, but also from ...
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Outreach & Workshop Opportunities
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