The Arts Wellbeing Collective future program will be announced in July 2018!

The Arts Wellbeing Collective is an Arts Centre Melbourne initiative that comprises a consortium of Victorian arts and cultural organisations whose shared vision is to effect better mental health and wellbeing for Victorian performing arts workers.

Objectives

  • To improve support services for Victorian arts workers
  • To collate and share information
  • To effect industry cultural change
  • To improve support networks within and between arts organisations

About the Pilot Program (2017)

The Arts Wellbeing Collective Pilot Program featured workshops, training, resources, and this dedicated website – all specifically tailored to the needs of the arts sector, incorporating tools and strategies from positive psychology, as well as resources from clinical psychology to help improve understanding of mental health issues, their prevention and treatment.

The pilot program focused on the particular vulnerabilities of our people with a range of tools, services and activities to support performing arts organisations and their workers. The workshop program was developed by Arts Centre Melbourne in consultation with psychologists and relevant experts including provisional psychologist (and renowned performing artist), Greta Bradman, and prominent psychologist, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg.