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Workman Arts

Workman Arts is an arts and mental health company known internationally for its artistic collaborations, presentations, knowledge exchange, best practices and research in the area of the impact of the arts on the quality of life of people living with mental illness and addiction.

  • Status:
    Annual Festival, Artist Collective, Artist-run Centre, Business, Charity, Non-profit, Program, Resource 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Adults, All Ages, Dis/Abilities, FNMI, Seniors, Youth, Artists with mental health and/or addictions experiences 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    Ontario 
  • Languages:
    English 
  • Arts Focus:
    all disciplines; artists with mental helath and/or addicitons experiences 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    •Provision of a supportive environment for the development of artistic projects.
    •Provision of training programs in visual, performing, literary and media arts related to artistic and professional practice.
    •Development of public performance/exhibition opportunities as well as networking opportunities with arts organizations and companies.
    •Ongoing research and evaluation of programs.
    •Dissemination of information and educational materials to the general public and all stakeholder organizations. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    •To facilitate aspiring, emerging and established artists with mental illness and addiction issues to develop and refine their art form through its arts training programs, public performance/exhibit opportunities and partnering with other art organizations.
    •To engage artists and audiences through the visual, performing, literary and media arts.
    •To promote a greater public understanding of mental illness and addiction through the creation, presentation and discussion of the artistic media 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Lisa Brown, Executive Director 
  • Secondary Contact:
    Scott Miller Berry, Managing Director 
  • Phone:
    416 583 4339 
  • Main Contact Email:
    lisa_brown@workmanarts.com 
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  • Address:
    651 Dufferin Street
    Toronto, ON  M6K 2B2 

Last updated on 2015-06-12 10:55:34. Submitted by: Scott Miller Berry, Workman Arts