Panel Discussion Myths And Realities Of Artists' Health

Co-presented by Artists’ Health Alliance and Akin Projects and our thanks to Glad Day Bookshop for hosting this event.

Be part of this groundbreaking conversation as a panel of multidisciplinary artists and an arts medicine practitioner dispel myths and tell truths about artists’ health.

This panel opens up a crucial discussion about artists’ health by identifying the ideas that stand in its way. The starving artist, the mad artist and the solitary genius are just a few of the deeply entrenched myths about artists which glorify states of illness – hunger, mental illness, isolation.

Join Mahlikah Awe:ri, Charlie C Petch and Dr. Chase McMurren as they unpack myths about artists’ health and address those myths with their lived experience and professional knowledge, followed by a group discussion and Q&A period. This panel challenges misconceptions, offers empowering narratives in their place and, ultimately, aims to break down barriers to artists’ health.

Registration recommended, since space is limited. A block of seating will be held for registrants until 6:45. In order to prioritize accessibility, we are offering a Pay-What-You-Can pricing structure. Select how much you can donate from the following options: $5, $15, $25, $35. Suggested minimum $15


There is step free access through the front entrance, with automated doors. The main floor bathroom is wheelchair accessible with grab bars and a regular level toilet. All public areas are level and accessible, and there is (limited) street parking nearby.

If you have any accessibility needs, please email at least one week before the event and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

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Panel Discussion Myths And Realities Of Artists' Health

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