In The Community
Wherever we go, Artists’ Health Alliance open up the conversation about the joys and vulnerabilities of being an artist. We connect artists with knowledge & resources that support their wellbeing. We speak up for artists’ health to arts organizations, funders, healthcare providers and more.
Whether you want to bring health perspectives to artists or you want to inject artists’ needs into conversations about health, we’ve got you covered.
Connect with us to:
- Run a workshop or presentation (updated workshop menu is coming soon)
- Table at an arts or health event
- Participate in a panel, Q&A, lunch-and-learn, etc.
- Contribute a written piece to your blog, journal, book or magazine
- Join your network
- Send you Alliance material, such as posters and postcards
To make a request, email firstname.lastname@example.org with details.
Join our newsletter mailing list : You’ll only hear from us once or twice a month, and this is the best way to keep up to date on everything we offer
Like us on facebook: Other than our own programs, we mostly post articles, videos and memes related to artists’ health
Follow us on twitter: We chime in on artists’ health issues, which come up every day
We’ve worked on a range of education and community-building programs with schools, arts organizations, artists’ associations and health organizations, including:
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, 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, Toronto Fringe Festival Theatre Entrepreneurs’ Network & Training (TENT), the AFC, Generator, The Dance Current, Leading Edge After Performance (LEAP): Athlete + Dancer Transition, CSARN, The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), Factory Theatre, Interprofessional Medical and Allied Groups for Improving Neighbourhood Environments (IMAGINE) Clinic, York University Visual Art & Art History, The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre, Craft Ontario, Actra Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS), Workman Arts
“What we do on stage or in front of the camera is so physical, and we can’t be sick. If we’re sick, we don’t work. So, you know that old saying ‘the show must go on'.”
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 the precarious nature of the arts sector which usually means too little time, ...
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 in the belly are likely connected, not to mention our shoulder pain and fear ...
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 conditions (including stress-related ones) and can lessen the stress that often comes ...