Rebecca Conroy

Practicing Self-Care in the Arts

This guide provides some basic information and tips for practising self-care and maintaining good mental health.

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An overview guide to Self-Care and Wellbeing

This guide provides some basic information and tips for practising self-care and maintaining good mental health.

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Artists who work at the intersection of mental health and wellbeing

Here is an (incomplete) list of artists whose work deals with mental health issues and/or whose practice constitutes an intervention or social engagement in the field. 

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Six toolkits for artists working in critical care and outreach

These toolkits have been prepared by artists based in the UK who are working in therapeutic and criminal justice institutions. They will help you think more critically about the relationship between art and rehabilitation, challenge current conventions and improve your practice.

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50 Ways to take care of yourself if you are an artist

Feeling burned out? Here are practical tips and advice from community arts workers, artists, practitioners and managers on how to manage self-care in the arts.

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12 points about anxiety

Resources to help deal with anxiety from the Big Anxiety Festival website. 

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Checklist of 14 self-care ideas for Artists

Self care should be a part of everyday for the artist. Here are 14 self care strategies to improve your work and wellbeing.

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An artist talks about Self Love

Tariro Mavondo, performance poet and actress, opens up about her experience growing up in Australia and what self-love means to her.

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Self Help Arts Collective

Self Help Arts is a Sydney based collective of artists with lived experience of mental health issues. They make new and accessible immersive performance work.

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The Big Feels Club

The Big Feels Club is an online peer support and occasional gathering space started by artist and writer Honor Eastly and Graham Panther in Melbourne. 

Black Rainbow

Black Rainbow is Australia’s first and only National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Trans* and Intersex (LGBQTI) Suicide Prevention National Advocacy Platform and National Touchpoint. They support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI people who are homeless, leaving domestic violence relationships or the justice system. They are 100% Indigenous owned and operated.

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An interactive flow chart for self care

An interactive Self-Care guide written by a Jace Harr, a trans man. This website features an interactive flow chart for people who struggle with self care, executive dysfunction, and/or who have trouble reading internal signals.

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Books on Mental Health written by Black Folk

12 books on Mental Health written by Black Folk recommended by the Extraordinary Negroes site. 

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4 Self-Care Resources for People of Colour

Self Care Resources for people experiencing trauma related to racialised violence. 

Artist Run World

In the lead up to the Federal Election, Bek Conroy facilitated a conversation about redesigning the world, 9 May 2019 at 107 Projects Redfern NSW.

Campaigning across the Sector

Bek Conroy spoke with Regional Arts Australia to gain insight into their Vote 1 Regional Arts campaign for the Federal Election.

Art and Economics

Bek Conroy, Dating an Economist, 2015. Luminary Arts, St Louis Missouri, USA. Credit: Brea McAnally