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AICSA are delighted to launch our free July workshop series.  

We recently conducted research into workplace health and safety in the SA arts sector, and the results highlighted areas that need additional support within the sector.  These sessions are designed as a conversation starter to delve into these topics and make suggestions for change:

  • July 13: Young People in the Arts WHS Roundtable
  • July 16: Addressing Mental Health in the Arts with representatives from Support Act and the Office of the Mental Health Commissioner for South Australia
  • July 18: Understanding Cultural Safety with Nara Wilson, Esther Anatolitis and Dr Ruth DeSouza

This project is supported by the Healthy Workplaces Strategy Grants Program, which is funded by Preventative Health SA and administered by South Australian Business Chamber.

YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE ARTS WHS ROUNDTABLE

Saturday 13 July 2024, 11am ACDT
Flinders University Adelaide City Campus, Level 3 One Festival Tower, Station Rd, Adelaide, Kaurna Yarta
Presented by the Arts Industry Council of South Australia

What is it?

The Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) is currently researching workplace health and safety in the SA arts sector.  While we conducted a survey, we did not receive many responses from young people.  This roundtable aims to address this gap, by gathering more information about your experiences as an artist and/or arts worker.  Therefore, this session is open to participants aged 18-30.

What to expect?

We will have a guided discussion around your work experiences, pay, superannuation, cultural safety and the impact that this has had on your mental health in a safe and supportive environment, hosted by AICSA Executive Committee Members Ruth Weldon and Caitlin Ellen Moore.

A light lunch will be provided.

The first 10 participants to register will receive a $50 gift card as an appreciation of your time.

What happens next?

We hope that the outcome of this research will be used to help provide better support to artists and arts workers.  Be sure to sign up to our mailing list or follow us on social media to see the results of this program.

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ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE ARTS

Tuesday 16 July 2024, 3:30pm ACDT
The Mill, 154 Angas Street, Adelaide, Kaurna Yarta
Presented by the Arts Industry Council of South Australia

The Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) recently conducted research into workplace health and safety in the SA arts sector. The results of this survey highlighted the poor mental health of artists and arts workers and the extent that this is impacted by wages and job precarity in the sector.  This session is designed to delve into the results of our research, hear about services available and tailored specifically to the sector, and discuss actions towards addressing the poor mental health in the sector and its root causes.

Speakers include:

  • AICSA General Manager, Kim Roberts, to talk to the results of AICSA’s WHS and Financial Wellbeing research
  • Dr Ash King, Wellbeing Content and Programs Lead / Psychologist, Support Act
  • Tahnee Sutton, Senior Policy Officer, Office of the Mental Health Commissioner for South Australia, on behalf of the Mental Health Commissioner for South Australia

Join us afterwards for nibbles and networking.

The event will be recorded for those unable to attend in-person.

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UNDERSTANDING CULTURAL SAFETY IN THE ARTS

Thursday 18 July 2024, 2pm ACDT
Nexus Arts, Lion Arts Centre, 68 North Terrace, Adelaide, Kaurna Yarta
Presented by the Arts Industry Council of South Australia

The Arts Industry Council of South Australia (AICSA) recently conducted research into workplace health and safety in the SA arts sector.  The results of this survey highlighted that Cultural Safety is an area that needs further development within the sector.

Hear our expert speakers Nara Wilson, Dr Ruth DeSouza and Esther Anatolitis discuss their work and perspectives on organisational change to improve the cultural safety of artists and arts workers.  While there is no one single quick fix to a complex issue, this discussion is intended as a conversation-starter around how to drive change.  We hope this will be the first in several sessions hosted by AICSA to assist with this crucial work.

Nibbles will be provided.

The event will be recorded for those unable to attend in-person.

Speakers include:

 

What is Cultural Safety

Central to feeling safe at work is the expectation that people feel culturally safe. Each person has their own unique cultural identity. Australia is home to the oldest living First Nations cultures in the world and is now one of the most multicultural countries. 

A culturally safe workplace is “…an environment that is spiritually, socially and emotionally safe, as well as physically safe for people; where there is no assault, challenge or denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need. It is about shared respect, shared meaning, shared knowledge and experience of learning together.” (Williams, R. (1999). Cultural safety – what does it mean for our work practice? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 23(2), 213-214) 

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