Touring Veterans Come Together To Provide Artist Self-Care Workshop
Local Touring Veterans Co-Host A Health-Forward Forum For Artists
Sunday, May 27th will find many creatives from around the Okanagan upstairs at the New Arts Collective discussing ways to take care of artists while they are on tour. Hosted by touring veterans Dan Tait and Leila Neverland, the forum will be an open-space setting, allowing participants to guide topics of discussion, conversations, and book one-on-one time with the hosts. Special guest Danica D will be presenting.
The topic of self-care for artists has built a lot of buzz in the last couple years as many of the world’s favourite artists have been opening up about their own mental health struggles. The industry is an unforgiving one for both the famous and the not-so-famous as artists of all experience levels have notoriously struggled with mental health issues, addiction, and indeed physical health problems.
This will be the first workshop of it’s type offered in Kelowna, and the first of what the team hopes will be many artistic community-building initiatives coming from the New Arts Collective.
As a perk, Tait & Neverland will also be doing a venue swap for younger artists interested in beginning to tour. They will be sharing some of their favourite rooms from all over British Columbia, as well as tips on how to get booked. The workshop is intended for touring artists of all types, including musicians & DJs, dance & theatre troupes, and visual artists as well.
The workshop takes place on Sunday, May 27th at the New Arts Collective in downtown Kelowna from 10am to 6pm. Workshop admission must be purchased in advance for $25, and includes lunch. Tickets can be purchased online at the Facebook event page.
For all press-related correspondence please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop producer Dan Tait. Interviews can be scheduled through Dan via his e-mail or by phone, both available below.