Keeping Well

Creative self-care is not just about regular exercise, eating right, and making time to relax. Creative self-care is about feeding your soul. It’s making sure that you have something to be excited about when you get up in the morning. For me, that’s family, art, and running. For you it might be something else. Or, perhaps you aren’t even sure what gets you going anymore. More here.

Taking care of your personal health and wellbeing keeps our creative sector safe, responsible, and sustainable. Please find below some articles to read, programs and networks to explore, hints and tips on meditation and mindfulness plus provider details for for health + happiness. To get you started....

Here's 'Be kind to your mind: 12 tips for good mental health in the creative industries' from Creative Boom.


Being active, having a sense of belonging and having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health. We encourage you to Act, Belong and Commit. For more on Act-Belong-Commit, check out their website.

Check out Healthway's Resources + Activity Hub for other great ideas.

Make it Better

The Creative Tool Box is designed for self-directed learning and development, to assist you in growing your personal and professional skills as you see fit. It is a free and democratic resource that adapts as the creative landscape changes; the sections and links you see are just examples of what is possible.

We invite everyone to build upon this current structure, to make the Creative Tool Box a state-wide go-to for all artists and arts workers seeking development and for anyone considering a career in the arts. All ideas, feedback or content suggestions are warmly welcomed through the Make It Better contributors portal.