As the first Creative Exchange webinar of the year, ‘Me – We – Us: looking after creatives’ is aimed at viewing 2024 in a positive light.
Led by Victoria’s Arts Wellbeing Collective, the session will ask: how can positive psychology transform work in the creative industries?
As presenter Jim Rimmer frames it, ‘Some gigs we thrive at, and some we don’t. But instead of internalising the results of bad workplace practices and “getting on with the show”, we can ask different questions: What can I do to support myself? And what is it that the supportive workplaces are doing differently?’
The Arts Wellbeing Collective has promoted the mental health of performing artists and creative workers at work since launching in 2017. In this webinar, the team will share the positive psychology frameworks that guide the Collective’s programs and resources.
As an attendee, you will learn about the psychosocial hazards and protective factors that may exist in your workplace and discover resources developed to improve our sector for all.
Meet the panel
Jim Rimmer is a detail-oriented program manager who thinks at a big picture level. After originally training as a graphic designer, he has since worked in venue and company management, cultural diplomacy programs, the education and health sectors, and managing public sector investment programs focusing on arts and mental health, as well as serving on a variety of boards, advisory committees and assessment panels.
He has a strong commitment to inclusion and social justice and is a passionate advocate for the transformative power of the arts and culture in everyday lives. For a short while he held the record as the world’s youngest human.
Claire Pearson is a Melbourne-based creative and educator with extensive experience as an arts practitioner (performer, writer, producer) across theatre, film, voice and workshop facilitation with a BFA (Acting) gained at QUT in 2008. Since, she has amassed over 15 years’ experience working and performing in the arts.
Claire has always been passionate about greater balance in our industry, especially around self-care, boundaries and dismantling truisms like ‘the show must go on’.
Claire is the Learning and Engagement manager with the Arts Wellbeing Collective.