Mental Health and Wellness for Artists with IndieSpace
On Thursday, August 25, 2022, the Support for Individual Artist Committee hosted a presentation and discussion led by Randi Berry, executive director, IndieSpace, and Brea Clemons, former programs manager, indieSpace. The Committee’s 2022 thematic focus was mental health and health care for artists and arts administrators. As such, the monthly discussions centered how the Committee, as stewards of wealth, could better support artists’ needs, as well as self-care within members’ institutions.
In this special discussion, Randi and Brea spoke about the significant—and lasting---shifts they made to their grantmaking practices in order to better support their grantees with mental health and health care. From systemic equity programs, to microgrants, to therapeutic resources, they took the charge to advocate and support their staff and community.