SAFER! Creating Safer Spaces in the Arts
May 01, 2019
Dance Studio, The Al & Malka Green Artists' Health Centre, Toronto Western Hospital | 4:00 - 6:00PM
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 as a response to artists’ experiences of harassment and assault and offer practical steps organizations and individuals can take to build safer spaces for artists.
In this workshop, you can expect to:
- Learn what to do if you’ve experienced, witnessed or heard of instances of harassment or assault
- Learn what venues and organizations can do to help foster safer spaces
- Participate in an open group discussion about how to create safer spaces and the benefits of doing so (optional)
Who is facilitating?
Matthew Eldridge is a Registered Social Worker. He has held social work positions across southern Ontario at hospitals, family health teams and a community health centre. Matt has a background as a competitive trampolinist/gymnast and performed as an acrobat in the Cirque du Soleil production of Dralion. As the Clinic Coordinator at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre, Matt brings together his twin passions for the arts and for healthcare.
This workshop is part of the series “STRESSED! How to handle an artists’ life in 9 sessions”. All sessions take place on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 4-6pm, at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre from September 2018 – May 2019. For more information, visit artistshealth.com/workshops/stressed
Artists’ Health Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Artists’ Health Alliance would also like to thank The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre for their support of this series. We are separate organizations who work towards a common vision that all artists can be healthy artists.
FacilitatorsMatthew Eldridge, RSW
Time4 - 6PM
LocationDance Studio, The Al & Malka Green Artists' Health Centre, Toronto Western Hospital | 4:00 - 6:00PM
In order to prioritize accessibility, our workshops are Pay-What-You-Can. Anyone is welcome to attend at no cost. Contributions help cover costs and subsidize attendance. Suggested contributions: $7, $15, $25 or $35 per person, per workshop.
RegisterFill in the form above. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-351-0239.
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