Affinity Groups

Arts + Caregiving + Now: How are we doing (this)?

Are you an artist/arts worker caring for children, older adults, or those needing full-time support?

Balancing Act offers monthly affinity groups for artists and arts workers engaged in care; a supportive space to dialogue and exchange resources.

Created by Dancer & Choreographer
Kate Kamo McHugh with Isabel

Cinematography Colin Boyd Shafer, Music Once Again by Benjamin Tissot

New + Expectant Parents

Monday, May 10, 2021
1-2:30pm EST (Zoom)


All Caregivers/Parents

Thursday, May 20, 2021
1-2:30pm EST (Zoom)

Introduced by Toronto performer, creator, and mother Neema Bickersteth and Vancouver’s Chelsea Haberlin, mother and Artistic Director of Neworld Theatre. Each share a personal story inspired by the prompt “Isolation: Feelings and Supports.” Open floor to follow.


New + Expectant Parents

Monday, June 7, 2021
1-2:30pm EST (Zoom)


All Caregivers/Parents

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
1-2:30pm EST (Zoom)

Introduced by Sarah Cullen, Toronto-based visual artist, parent, and founder of MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Project, who will share a personal story inspired by the prompt “Artistic Practice: How can we stay connected?” Open floor to follow.


How to Register

Email us at balancingact@theatredirect.ca

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