The Artists’ Health Alliance provides leadership in health advocacy, promotion and education for artists of all disciplines; supports artists' use of specialized arts medicine and the integrative healthcare facility at The Al & Malka Green Artists' Health Centre at Toronto Western Hospital; and through active networking and research is a catalyst for advancing the health and wellbeing of our artistic community.
About Artists' Health Alliance
The Artists' Health Alliance is a one of a kind organization, building a bridge between the artistic and medical community for healing, strengthening and empowering.
For 20 years, we have been assisting artists of all disciplines in accessing care and health education that might not otherwise be available to them.
With a unique range of needs, the Alliance serves hundreds of artists each year through our Education & Outreach Program. From workshops on mental health and wellbeing to movement workshops and self-care demonstrations, the Alliance is focused on keeping artists creating art. This program is provided to emerging artists in post-secondary training programs, professional artists through public workshops, and community organizations.
With a large number of artists working in poverty, it is often difficult for them to access specialized healthcare. Through management of a financial assistance program, artists in need can access financial support, provided through The Al & Malka Green Artists' Health Centre, to receive this specialized care for 25% of the cost.
The Alliance is Growing!
By pursuing exciting opportunities to partner with more members of the healthcare community, researchers, educators and organizations, we are creating a "Community of Excellence" in healthcare education for artists.
Over the next three years we will:
-Develop a network of researchers and professionals who will collaborate to improve our understanding of artists' health
-Expand our education & outreach programs and knowledge by delivering educational tools and resources to inform professionals who serve artists
-Curate a collection of educational resources so that community members know they can rely on us as the authority on artists' health education
-Launch the "Research for Practice" Talk Series; building on our successful pilot series, this program points to the importance of an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on research to offer practical applications in the lives of artists and those who treat and train them