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)
Challenges for Performing Artists
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.
The research results will be 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, Medicine and Health Sciences will be explored in order to shape the prevention program.