Creative Resilience: Exploring Arts & Health is a short series of events taking place between Nov. 2019 – Jan. 2020, exploring the intersections between arts and health.
Curated by: Emily Enhorning and Lital Khaikin
Over the past year, ELAN has wanted to engage more proactively with the specific barriers artists face in relation to health. In 2014, our YEAH! (Youth, Education, Arts, Health) project allowed us to begin documenting resources and connecting artists with health practitioners. More recently, surveys (conducted between 2018-2019), focus groups (2019), and anecdotal conversations with members (documented from 2016-onward), have shown the need to resume interrogation of the overlapping effects of precarity, isolation, and lack of resources on artists’ health.
These conversations have highlighted that the health care needs of artists are often specific and unique, and can be informed by: