Resources For Artists

These resources are pathways for support for individual artists and cultural workers.

The Balancing Act team is also available for consult if you have questions about a working experience or need some help.

If you have questions, or would like to suggest any additions to these resources, please reach out to us here.

Opportunities

Aritst Residencies and Calls to Artists.

Global Initiatives

Check out other initiatives from across the globe who are advocating for artist-caregivers.

External Support

Links to financial aid, wellness as well as other types of support.

Toolkits for Artist-Caregivers

PDF (EN)

RE-EMERGING Resource Kit: Dance and Parenting

By The Work Room

The RE-EMERGING project has brought together a peer-group of independent dance artists to consider approaches to creative practice alongside caring responsibilities & to explore strategies for working in dance while also improvising the everyday choreography of parenting.

PDF (EN)

I am a Caregiver

By The Ontario Caregiver Organization

The I am a Caregiver Toolkit includes information to support new or long-term caregivers. This information was created by caregivers, for caregivers with input from mental health care professionals and resources.

PDF (EN)

Caregiver Toolkit

By Caregivers Alberta

Caregivers Alberta, and its Caregiver Toolkit, are here to arm you with the skills and knowledge you need for a sustainable caregiving journey. We know it will get tough and that caregiver burnout is at an all-time high. With resources, information and programs, though, we know it’s a better journey with someone to care for you, too.

PDF (EN)

Kids and Caregivers Rider

By Tanz Und Elternschaft

Broken down into individual categories, the Caregiver Rider is a practical guide to action for the dance and the performing arts fields to engage parents, caregivers and families as audiences.

LINK (EN/FR)

Employee Tools & Resources

By McMaster University, Gender Health & Caregiver Friendly Workplaces

Access different toolkits and resources for employees