Event Date: 03.26.2021
Part of Mass Cultural Council’s Recover, Rebuild, Renew Series
This workshop will lay groundwork to help artists and arts organizations be more aware and confident creating programming that draws upon art’s ability to 1) engage with difficult experiences, and 2) support healing for participants, attendees, and audiences.
Learn what trauma is, how to recognize related symptoms and needs, and how to design activities to avoid harm while cultivating resilience and connection. Through direct examples from various programs for girls in detention, as well as lessons from similar initiatives, Dr. Golden will share how the arts can respond to needs for voice, choice, and autonomy, while also providing the direction and connection that can be so important in the healing process.
[Note: While art is therapeutic, not all artists are therapists, and some experiences/situations are best referred for professional help. Based on art’s broad ability to support health, this session is designed to help artists and arts organizations integrate information about trauma and responsive practices.]
Dr. Tasha Golden, Ph.D., artist, senior Arts in Health Research Scientist, International Arts + Mind Lab, Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Dr. Tasha Golden is Director of Research and Senior Arts in Health Research Scientist at the International Arts + Mind Lab in the Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University. As a public health researcher and innovator, Dr. Golden studies impacts of arts, culture, environments, and rhetorics on health, health equity, research, and clinical practice. Her visionary work is bolstered by her career as an artist and entrepreneur. She is a published poet, and toured full time for ten years as singer/songwriter for the critically acclaimed band Ellery. She is also the founder of Project Uncaged: a trauma-informed, arts-based health intervention designed to support the well-being of incarcerated girls while elevating their voices in community and political discourses. Dr. Golden serves as an advisor on several national arts and health initiatives, and as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Florida’s Center for Arts in Medicine.
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