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Performative Discussion: burn-out

Friday, November 15th, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. @ Studio 303 – FREE
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Free child care*

Studio 303 and ELAN (English Language Arts Network) are co-hosting a Performative discussion on the topic of ”Artists’ Burnout”. This event’s playful format (borrowed from Lois Weaver’s Long Table), preserves a space for intimate dialogue (anyone seated at the table is a guest speaker/performer) while an unlimited amount of observers may gather around the table.

Solutions to burn-out often place the onus on the individual: recognize the signs of burnout and work to mitigate it, take time away from work. But what does “time away” look like when the work is the passion? And when the work is the passion, what are the effects on identity from both the cynicism and inefficacy of burn-out, as well as the act of taking time away to mitigate it? And how do we find permission to take time away when wages are already low and work is already precarious? Come share with others your experience and ideas about the specific needs and confusions artists have around health.

This event is the first of the Creative Resilience: Exploring Arts & Health series by ELAN aiming to explore the intersections between arts and health through a short series of events taking place between November 2019 and January 2020.

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