Revitalizing the Arts Industry: Introducing Artscape Wellness
Our holistic Artscape Wellness program focuses on four core pillars: physical wellness, mental wellness, emotional wellness, and financial wellness. By delving deep into these areas, we address the equity gaps in accessible support. This program aims to empower our communities with the tools and resources necessary to navigate their industry successfully while overcoming existing barriers.
The Artscape Wellness Program is scheduled to run from July to December 2023 across the city at the following Artscape Hubs: Artscape Wychwood Barns, Artscape Weston Common, Daniels Spectrum, Artscape Daniels Launchpad, Artscape Youngplace and virtually on artsUNITE.
Here's what you can expect from the Artscape Wellness Program:
- Bi-Monthly In-Person Wellness Events/Workshops: Join us for invaluable conversations, experiences, and networking opportunities. These events and workshops will cover various aspects of wellness that affect both your work and personal life. From workshops and group wellness classes to wellness fairs and markets, there will be something for everyone!
- Virtual Wellness Workshops: We understand that not everyone can attend in-person events, so we are offering virtual workshops as well. These workshops will cater to your needs, including mobility, stretching, mindfulness, meditation, and skill-building. Hosted by Artscape’s digital hub, artsUNITE, these virtual workshops will be easily accessible, allowing you to participate from the comfort of your own space.
- Wellness Vouchers: In partnership with Toronto-based providers, we are pleased to offer a limited number of wellness vouchers for program participants. These vouchers are aimed at encouraging support for the local economy while providing access to essential wellness services. We believe that everyone deserves access to these resources, regardless of financial constraints.
- Resource Bank: Finding the right wellness practitioners and services can be challenging. To make it easier for Artscape stakeholders, we have created a virtual resource bank. This platform will help you navigate and connect with wellness practitioners who can meet your specific needs. The resource bank will be available through the artsUNITE hub, ensuring that you can find the support you need with just a few clicks.