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?
Sedina Fiati is an artist, activist and facilitator. Her work centres around the intersections of art practise and social justice. She has facilitated workshops on various topics including Bystander Intervention, Working with D/deaf Artists, Creating Anti Harassment Policies through her Woke 2.0 workshop series and Anti Oppression 101 and Anti Racism 101 with OPIRG York. Sedina facilitates workshops regularly with Generator Performance as the Lead Facilitator of the Artist Producer Training Program. She is the co chair of ACTRA National’s Diversity Committee, former co chair of ACTRA Toronto’s Diversity Committee and former 2nd VP of Canadian Actor’s Equity Association’s council. Sedina hopes to leave the world a better place than she found it.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 416-351-0239.
“The services provided by The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre have been invaluable; without the Joysanne Sidimus Fund, I would not have afforded the treatment and could not have paid to receive it elsewhere. The resources offered by this special place are indispensable to the artists of our community!”