Wellness in Arts Organizations, the February edition of Business / Arts’ Speaker Series, addressed the mental strain experienced by many in the arts and cultural sector. During this session, we spoke with three organizations that are putting their team, community, and the sector first as they create policies, practices, and programming which address mental health and its impact.
The goal of this session was to educate arts organizations on what to look out for in terms of mental health struggles, give practical advice, and give insight on what help is available.
Camille Georgeson-Usher, Executive Director, The Indigenous Curatorial Collective
Camille Larivée, Director of Programming, The Indigenous Curatorial Collective
Gilad Cohen, Founder & Executive Director, JAYU
Shelly-Anne Li, The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre
Resources shared during the session:
Canadians’ Arts Participation, Health, and Well-Being, by Hill Strategies
Culture Track: Canada, by Business / Arts, LaPlaca Cohen and Nanos Research
The Arts Response Tracking Survey, by Business / Arts, the National Arts Centre and Nanos Research
The National Arts and Culture Impact Survey (NACIS)
Financial Assistance for the Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre