Going on tour is great fun – exploring towns and cities, delivering shows to new audiences, meeting people and making lifelong friends.
However, living out of a suitcase, being away from your family and friends, and spending hours travelling can take their toll on your mental health. While there are plenty of things that you can do while on tour, there are also ways to plan and design a tour that promotes positive mental health.
This workshop will explore scheduling, accommodation, budgeting, support and tour design to help enable positive mental health. This is a great opportunity to consider and unpack these ideas, tips and techniques before the formal planning commences, so that you can ‘tour well’ from design through to acquittal.
Session facilitated by Dr Jane Miskovic-Wheatley. Jane is a NIDA graduate in Directing, and currently works as a clinical psychologist who consults to companies such as Bell Shakespeare, Arts on Tour and CDP Theatre Producers and is the research stream lead for the InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders, University of Sydney. Jane is also a large event specialist choreographer with extensive touring experience herself, and has worked on Pan American, Commonwealth and Olympic Games Ceremonies.
Presented by the Arts Wellbeing Collective in partnership with Regional Arts Victoria and Showcase Victoria.