Taking Care of your Practice and Yourself

23feb10:00 am4:00 pmTaking Care of your Practice and YourselfArtist & Artsworker Workshop


(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time


POP Gallery

381 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Event Details

Many artists and artsworkers have experienced stress, anxiety and depression linked to the uncertainties of income, hours, and from working with communities in complex settings. Research also indicates these experiences are much more common in the arts sector than the broader population.

Learn how to develop personal wellbeing strategies and a toolkit of resources to proactively manage the health and vitality of your practice and yourself.

Led by the director of the Creative Recovery Network, Scotia Monkivitch, you will:

– Learn how to identify and avoid burnout
– Clarify values and healthy boundaries for work practice
– Identify, monitor and manage stress
– Find peer connections for support and ongoing communication
– Gain knowledge of broad range of support materials and organisations

Be empowered with the critical conversations, knowledge and skills to address the common health and wellbeing challenges of managing a career in the arts.

Participants to Bring:

– Lunch or snacks – there are several food establishments within walking distance of the venue if preferred. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
– Please wear comfortable clothing for ease of movement.

Additional Information


Scotia Monkivitch: Scotia is an arts leader with a broad range of professional experience in the community arts and cultural development sector that has taken her throughout Australia and internationally. She has expertise in training, mentoring, strategic planning, project management, research and facilitation of community cultural development programs and strategies, specializing in working with people experiencing disability and disadvantage, mental health, creative aging and rural and remote communities. With 25 years in arts and management, Scotia has worked in genres across theatre, dance, visual arts, film, live-art and on-line exchanges.


Scotia is the founder and Executive Officer of the Creative Recovery Network, advocating and supporting the role arts and creativity plays within disaster preparedness, response and recovery. The Creative Recovery Network aims to gather, critique, develop and share the knowledge gained nationally and internationally for engagement of the arts in disaster recovery, along with developing tools and support for artists working in this field. It has recently launched Creative Responders, a new podcast that explores the power of arts and culture in disaster, with Scotia visiting communities around Australia and exploring how art and creativity can repair, rebuild and reunite.