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2018 By Artists, For Artists Report Released

Announcing the Release of the 2018 By Artists, For Artists Report on
Massachusetts Artists of all Disciplines, Makers, and Creative Entrepreneurs
The Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) and Artmorpheus are proud to announce the release of the 2018 By Artists, For Artists report on Massachusetts artists of all disciplines, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. Artists and creatives play a vital role in the cultural life and creative economy of Massachusetts, and this report provides critical insights that will guide advocates and …

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Work, Money Worries Leave Many Musicians Singing the Blues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 2, 2018
 
Work, Money Worries Leave Many Musicians Singing the Blues
Dell Med Researcher Identifies Key Factors Affecting Musicians’ Mental Health
Researchers from Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with the mental health-focused SIMS Foundation, have identified work and financial stress as risk factors that may increase clinical depression and anxiety among musicians, according to new study findings presented at the 36th Annual Performing Arts Medicine Association …

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You Got This

The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic’s You Got This (YGT) mental health initiative was created as a response to the growing suicide epidemic in the creative community. YGT is a compassionate, inclusive mental health outreach program designed for creatives and performing artists to help calm suicidal thoughts, feelings and plans by promoting optimal mental health self-care. Directed by a community task force in collaboration with local and national mental health and performing arts medicine advocates, YGT is focused on providing increased access to …

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A Call to Action: Suicide in the Creative Community – “You Got This” Initiative and James Blake

Highlights from the 2018 PAMA International Symposium
Media spotlights this call to action:
Billboard https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8463848/james-blake-suicidal-pama-panel

Consequences of Sound https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/07/james-blake-opens-up-about-his-depression-suicidal-thoughts/

The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jul/03/james-blake-speaks-out-about-struggle-with-depression

The Resident Advisor https://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=42074

Pitchfork https://pitchfork.com/news/james-blake-opens-up-about-mental-health-suicidal-thoughts/

Fader http://www.thefader.com/2018/07/03/james-blake-depression-suicide-panel

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Occupational Health Issues in Performing Arts

These articles provide simple introductions to the occupational health (OH) issues noted in the visual and performing arts. They were published in 2017 as a series by lead author Dr. David Hinkamp. The articles were intended to help OH practitioners increase their understanding of some of the basic health issues facing workers in the arts, and resources for their use in treating and preventing these problems.
1. Occupational Health and the Arts.
Hinkamp DL, McCann M, Babin A.
J Occup Environ …

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Expert Roundtable: Music & Hearing on the 100th Anniversary of Recorded Jazz

Published on February 5, 2017

The Hearing Review

EXPERT ROUNDTABLE: Music & Hearing Loss | February 2017 Hearing Review
Introduction to Special Issue
By Marshall Chasin, AuD, Bethany Ewald Bultman, and Dan Beck, Guest-editors

On February 26, 1917, the first jazz recording was pressed for the Victor record label, featuring the Original Dixieland “Jass” Band’s Dixie Jass One Step and Livery Stable Blues. The record was released 3 months later, and …

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CMS Musicians’ Health Webinars 2017-2018

“The Role of Collegiate Faculty and Administrators in Addressing Musicians’ Health”
Shortly after our committee was established in 2015, the College Music Society’s Committee on Musicians’ Health was privileged to host eight webinars on the broad topic of musicians’ health, offering administrators, faculty and students a diverse range of practical strategies for addressing these important topics within the music curriculum.  These take on special importance as the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), in collaboration with the Performing Arts …

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About the 1 Page Fact Sheets; Sharing and Usage

Unique to Athletes and the Arts is our collection of one page educational fact sheets, devoted to helping and guiding performing artists, music teachers and other educators, medical professionals, and all those instrumental in the well-being and care of any performing artist.
Visitors are encouraged to share the link to our collection or to any specific fact sheet’s post, or print or email the PDF itself (do not, however, distribute any PDF/fact sheet on a different website or publication without …

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