Self-Portrait based methods as promoters of an artist's well-being at work
Workshop led by Vesa Aaltonen, Mervi Herranen and Ilona Tanskanen in cooperation with Arts Promotion Centre Finland/Branch office of South-Western Finland and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
January - April 2013
In the work group: Kaisa Adair, Taina Erävaara, Pia Houni
Participants: 22 local artists and lecturers (personnel of the Arts Academy)
The goal of ‘The Unhappy Artist’ project was to:
The workshop participants had home assignments on self-portraits and autobiographical writing. They took part in two seminars on well-being at work and three different workshops:
All the participants also produced a small book combining photographed self-portraits and autobiographical texts in the format of Haiku or Tanka. In collaboration with the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Arts Academy, a questionnaire was made for participants on their well-being at work and collected feedback from the workshops for further development.