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On Thursday, May 4th 2023, the research team will organize the research seminar: Resilient Artists: how can we support the mental resilience of young performing artists? at the Bourlaschouwburg in Antwerp.
· Date: Thursday, May 4th 2023, from 9 am until 12u30 pm, followed by a networklunch.
· Location: Bourlaschouwburg (Komedieplaats 18, 2000, Antwerpen)
· Contributions from guest speakers including Christa Criel (The Performing Arts Social Fund) and Ann De Somere (Opera Ballet Vlaanderen)
More detailed information about the seminar program will be shared in the following weeks.
We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday, May 4th!
The Resilient Artists Team
Press Coverage: Resilient Artists on VRT NWS
The research results were used for the development of a multidisciplinary prevention program aimed at improving the mental resilience of performing artists.
Coping skills of individual performing artists as well as good practices from Psychology, the Arts the and Health Sciences were utilized in order to shape the prevention program.
During their educations as well their subsequent careers, performing artists are confronted with a plethora of physical, psychological and socio-artistic challenges.
Using qualitative methods such as depth-interviews, focusgroups and systematic observation, this project will investigate the mental health effects of said challenges on performing artists. Specific subquestions will investigate topics such as psychological strain, mental resilience, coping skills and good mental health practices. Importantly, this methodology is used to gauge the subjective experiences of performing artists regarding these challenges.
A prevention program for the challenges of artistic practice
An initiative of the Department of Applied Psychology and the Royal Conservatoire of the Antwerp University College (AP Hogeschool)