Health and Performance (H+P)
Pressure to perform at a high standard, self-judgement and high physical and psychological loads are inherent to the arts education and consequent professionalisation. As a non-regulated industry, the boundaries that protect the population are nebulous and physical and psychological safety at an individual level if often questionable.
Through times of global crisis (human, environmental and political), fragilities have been highlighted and the need for individual differences to be protected, supported and empowered is vital.
H&P research tries to bring clarity to these boundaries, to provide the groups and the individual with physical and mental strategies that can be autonomously applied and to inform the organization on how to institutionalise health and wellbeing support. We aim to move from a reactive model to the promotion of joyful, enjoyable and creative artistic practice development.