Mental Health Check-In For Artists & Arts Workers: Helping Yourself While Helping Others

Mental Health Check-In For Artists & Arts Workers: Helping Yourself While Helping Others

How have you been doing lately? Yeah, us too…. Please join us on Friday, July 3, at 7 PM for a mental health check-in with Andrea Thompson. Part talking-circle, part wellness recipe-swap, our aim for this informal session is to create a space for support, sharing and strategies for staying afloat in these turbulent times.

Mental Health Check-In For Artists & Arts Workers: Helping Yourself While Helping Others
With Andrea Thompson
Friday, July 3, 7-8 PM on ZOOM*
To RSVP email cara_spooner@workmanarts.com
(12 participants maximum – all others will be added to a waiting list for the next check-in date)
*video is optional if you wish to remain anonymous

Andrea Thompson is an award-winning spoken word artist, poet, novelist, educator and essayist who has been publishing and performing her work for over twenty-five years. For more information see andreathompson.ca or @andreathompsonpoet on Instagram.

  • FRIDAY, JULY 3, 7-8 PM
ZOOM

Link will be sent after registration

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Mental Health Check-In for Trans Artists and Arts Workers

Mental Health Check-In for Trans Artists and Arts Workers

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re offering some mental health check-ins for the arts community. Here are the details of the next one.

Mental Health Check-In for Trans Artists and Arts Workers
With Vanden Boomen
Monday, June 15, 10-11 AM on ZOOM*
To RSVP email cara_spooner@workmanarts.com
(12 participants maximum – all others will be added to a waiting list for the next check-in date)
*video is optional if you wish to remain anonymous

This is a free, peer-support check in, lead by Workman Arts member Van Boomen. A (cyber)space for trans-identified artists and arts workers who are coping with self-isolation during COVID-19. Non-binary artists and arts workers are also welcome to join.

Vanden Boomen is a trans-identified artist, who primarily works in performance. They have been a member of Workman Arts for two years.

  • MONDAY, JUNE 15, 10-11 AM
ZOOM

Link will be sent after registration

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Mental Health Check-In For Black Artists & Arts Workers

Mental Health Check-In For Black Artists & Arts Workers

Join us on Tuesday, June 9, at 7 PM for a mental health check-in for Black artists and arts workers with Belinda Ageda.

Mental Health Check-In For Black Artists & Arts Workers
With Belinda Ageda
Tuesday, June 9, 7-8 PM on ZOOM*
To RSVP email cara_spooner@workmanarts.com
(12 participants maximum – all others will be added to a waiting list for the next check-in date)
*video is optional if you wish to remain anonymous

Belinda Ageda is an accomplished multi-disciplinary community artist with over 20 years of experience facilitating art-based workshops for social justice groups, community organizations and changemakers in Toronto and Montreal. Through her creative and mindfulness practices and with a focus on personal and collective liberation through holistic decolonization, Belinda specializes in process-centered facilitation that fosters creative exploration and powerful self-discovery in participants across all levels of art experience.

  • TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 7-8 PM
ZOOM

Link will be sent after registration

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Mental Health Check-In For Artists & Arts Workers: Supporting Yourself and Others

Mental Health Check-In For Artists & Arts Workers: Supporting Yourself and Others

We’re offering some mental health check-ins for the arts community. Here are the details for the next one:

How have you been doing lately? Yeah, us too…. Please join us on Friday, June 5, at 7 PM for a mental health check-in with Andrea Thompson. Part talking-circle, part wellness recipe-swap, our aim for this informal session is to create a space for support, sharing and strategies for staying afloat in these turbulent times.

Mental Health Check-In For Artists & Arts Workers: Supporting Yourself and Others
With Andrea Thompson
Friday, June 5, 7-8 PM on ZOOM*
To RSVP email cara_spooner@workmanarts.com
(12 participants maximum – all others will be added to a waiting list for the next check-in date)
*video is optional if you wish to remain anonymous

Andrea Thompson is an award-winning spoken word artist, poet, novelist, educator and essayist who has been publishing and performing her work for over twenty-five years. For more information: IG: @andreathompsonpoet.

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 7-8 PM
ZOOM

Link will be sent after registration

Mental Health Check-In For Artists & Arts Workers: Adjusting to Not Having Work

Mental Health Check-In For Artists & Arts Workers: Adjusting to Not Having Work

We’re offering some mental health check-ins for the arts community. Here are the details for the next one:

Mental Health Check-In For Artists & Arts Workers: Adjusting to Not Having Work
With Lisa Anita Wegner
Wednesday, June 17, 7-8 PM on ZOOM*
To RSVP email cara_spooner@workmanarts.com
(12 participants maximum – all others will be added to a waiting list for the next check-in date)
*video is optional if you wish to remain anonymous

Lisa Anita Wegner is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist. In 2008, she was diagnosed with a chronic illness, which led to the loss of her studio and workspace. Since then, she’s been continually figuring out ways to thrive from home and continue her art practice in a small space in small bites. As well as offering a listening ear for participants, Lisa will share some of the things she’s done to keep creativity alive while being at home.

  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 7-8 PM
ZOOM

Link will be sent after registration

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Mental Health Check-In for Trans Artists and Arts Workers

Mental Health Check-In for Trans Artists and Arts Workers

Over the next few weeks, we’re offering some mental health check-ins for the arts community. The third of these check-ins is on Thursday, May 21. Here are the details:

Mental Health Check-In for Trans Artists and Arts Workers
With Vanden Boomen
Thursday, May 21, 5:30-6:30 PM on ZOOM*
To RSVP email cara_spooner@workmanarts.com
(12 participants maximum – all others will be added to a waiting list for the next check-in date)
*video is optional if you wish to remain anonymous

This is a free, peer-support check in, lead by Workman Arts member Van Boomen. A (cyber)space for trans identified artists and arts workers who are coping with self-isolation during COVID-19. Non-binary artists and arts workers are also welcome to join.

Vanden Boomen is a trans identified artist, who primarily works in performance. They have been a member of Workman Arts for two years.

  • THURSDAY, MAY 21, 5:30-6:30
ZOOM

Link will be sent after registration

Adjusting to Working from Home for Artists and Arts Workers

Adjusting to Working from Home for Artists and Arts Workers

Over the next few weeks, we’re offering some mental health check-ins for the arts community. The second of these check-ins will be on Wednesday, May 20. Here are the details:

UPDATE: This check-in has now reached maximum capacity. If you’d like to be added to a waiting list to be notified of the next check-in, please send and email to cara_spooner@workmanarts.com

Mental Health Check-In: Adjusting to Working from Home for Artists and Arts Workers
With Kate Gorman
Wednesday, May 20, 5:30-6:30 PM on ZOOM*
To RSVP email cara_spooner@workmanarts.com
(12 participants maximum – all others will be added to a waiting list for the next check-in date)
*video is optional if you wish to remain anonymous

We will meet for an hour-ish to give ourselves and each other some time. In this meeting we are all peer support, for each other, sharing what’s helping, what we’re struggling with and how we’re doing. Sometimes its just helpful to have a honest group to share to and be with.

Kate Gorman is an artist and an interdisciplinary yoga educator, from the Nosara Yoga Institute. Kate teaches yoga at Workman Arts and continues to share her wisdom and practice through the free guided videos found on her website.

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 5:30-6:30
ZOOM

Link will be sent after registration

Mental Health Check-In: Adjusting to Losing Work for Artists

Mental Health Check-In: Adjusting to Losing Work for Artists

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be offering some mental health check-ins for the arts community. The first of these check-ins will be happening this Friday! Here are the details:

Mental Health Check-In: Adjusting to Losing Work for Artists
With Lisa Anita Wegner
Friday, May 1, 7-8 PM on ZOOM*
To RSVP email cara_spooner@workmanarts.com
(12 participants maximum – all others will be added to a waiting list for the next check-in date)
*video is optional if you wish to remain anonymous

Lisa Anita Wegner is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist. In 2008, she was diagnosed with a chronic illness, which led to the loss of her studio and workspace. Since then, she’s been continually figuring out ways to thrive from home and continue her art practice in a small space in small bites. As well as offering a listening ear for participants, Lisa will share some of the things she’s done to keep creativity alive while being at home.

  • FRIDAY, MAY 1, 7-8 PM
ZOOM

Link will be sent after registration

RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS 2020 CALL FOR PERFORMANCE / INSTALLATION INFO SESSIONS

RENDEZVOUS WITH MADNESS 2020 CALL FOR PERFORMANCE / INSTALLATION INFO SESSIONS

The Rendezvous with Madness (RWM) 2020 call for performances and installations closes on February 28. Our staff will hold two info sessions and tours of the spaces available for performances and installations at 651 Dufferin for RWM 2020. These info sessions will give artists applying a chance to clarify, ask questions and see the space they might be creating work in. They will also be shared via Facebook Live for potential applicants who are unable to attend in person.

Please RSVP to info@workmanarts.com, specifying which session you would like to attend. Both sessions will cover the same information, so you only need to attend one.

Info Session (1 hour)

Introduce structure of the event (general questions in the first half with the entire group and save questions about individual projects until the end of the session). Have the questions in the call (listed below) on the screen and go through each section with time for people to ask questions (in person and from FB live).

Tour (30 mins)

Skey Room, Chapel, Roseneath, Theatre, Front Office, Kelly’s Office, Art Studio, Media Lab, Program Office, Kitchen, Lower Hall and Storage

Individual Questions (30 mins)

Time for one-on-one questions about individual applicant’s projects and/or time for people to measure and take photos of different spaces.

Questions in the application form

  • Project Title
  • Contact Person
  • Email Address for Contact Person
  • Phone Number for Contact Person
  • Artist website or project website (if applicable)
  • Description of proposed project
  • How would the proposed project be described?
  • If applicable, how long is the performance/event (in minutes)
  • What schedule would make the proposed project the most successful?
  • How does the proposed project centre people with lived mental health and/or addiction experiences? Approximately how many people on the lead artistic team identify as having lived experience?
  • Who is involved and in what capacity? Please share if (and how) there are any partner organizations involved (if applicable)
  • How does the proposed project address the site?
  • What location that would make the proposed project the most successful? NOTE: Locations marked with an asterisks (*) are wheelchair accessible
  • How do you imagine audiences interacting with the proposed project and/or what would be the ideal audience configuration?
  • What is the total budget for this project?
  • What amount you are requesting from Rendezvous with Madness (between $500-$1,000)
  • Please describe if the project has other financial support pending or confirmed (if applicable)
  • Is there anything else we should know about the proposed project?
  • WEDNESDAY,FEBRUARY 5, 3-5 PM & THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 5-7 PM
Workman Arts

651 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario

ACCESSIBILITY

We regret that Workman Arts is not a barrier-free location. There are several steps from the street to the front door and interior steps leading to the theatre, upstairs, and downstairs. There is seating available. Workman Arts is a fragrance-free space (please don’t wear perfumes or scented products).

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BOUNDARY & CONFLICT RESOLUTION TRAINING

BOUNDARY & CONFLICT RESOLUTION TRAINING

Boundary Training & Conflict Resolution

GENRE: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

TYPE: INFO SESSION

This session is open to all Workman Arts instructors, peer supports and members as well as community partners and arts workers interested in gaining skills in setting boundaries and conflict resolution.

St. Stephen’s Conflict Resolution & Training (CRT) has been providing affordable and high quality training, mediation, facilitation and consulting services for organizations and workplaces since 1988. CRT has won several awards since St. Stephen’s became one of the first organizations to offer mediation services for community and workplace disputes in Toronto. Over the past 30 years, CRT has developed particular expertise in providing conflict resolution services and training within the corporate, social services and non-profit sector.

  • Wednesday, September 25, 3-6 PM

Registration Fee: $50

Workman Arts

651 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON M6K 2B2

ACCESSIBILITY

Workman Arts Theatre has stairs up from the street into the building and into the theatre and stairs down to the washrooms.

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