Artists practising well

Self-care and resilience are commonly used terms but what do they mean within participatory arts practice?

In this afternoon’s session Nicola Naismith will present key aspects of her Artists Practising Well report (Full report: click here) and lead workshop activities exploring what it looks like to practice well. We will also explore when, who and how to ask for help and what to expect from commissioning organisations.

Nicola Naismith is a Visual Artist and Clore Fellow. She works with socially engaged practice through-self initiated collaborations and working to commissions. She supports creative practitioners through research, advocacy and workshops and is the author of Artists Practising Well a report which explores the support needs of creative practitioners working in health and wellbeing settings. Nicola also works as a coach, mentor and action learning set facilitator.

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