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SHC February Live Music Activations
date_rangeFeb 1 - 29, 2024
placeCalgary, AB
We are thrilled to be presenting this inaugural pilot project at South Health Campus Hospital, featuring live music performance in multiple formats and spaces. With funding and support from the Minister of Art & Culture, the Status for Women and the Calgary Arts Development, this is a very exciting opportunity for 10 live acts this February. Touching on themes of love, we invite you to bring a one hour set of material engaging everyone with music from the heart. We are encouraging artists with a special connection or 'feel-good' story with Alberta Health Services to apply to play.

There will be 10 performances over the month. 3 weekly.

7 PM on Tuesdays at "The Wellness Centre"
11 AM on Thursdays at "The Alcove"
3 PM on Fridays at "The Cove"

These performances are open to the patients, physicians, staff, volunteers, hospital guests and visitors and free for all to attend.
There is a minimum guarantee for artists of $250 for solo acts and up to $600 for duos/trios or larger acts.

As this is an experiment to see the impact this performance has on you, the artist, the audience, and the host (the hospital) there is a mandatory BRIEF artist survey that you will be required to complete post performance. The hope is that the data gained from this pilot series of performances will ensure continued future funding and engagement with live music across Alberta's medical system. We will also be gathering survey data from audience members in attendance and the hospital coordinating team on this project.

Please note: ALL applications will be considered, however a limited amount of performance spaces are available. We hope that this is the first of many performance projects at Alberta Hospitals, and we are grateful for your time applying for this program.

Some context:
In recent decades, we have come to understand the intrinsic health benefits to artistic and leisure activities. Art can help us to emotionally navigate the journey of battling an illness or injury, to process difficult emotions in times of emergency and challenging events. The creation and enjoyment of the arts helps promote holistic wellness and can be a motivating factor in recovery. Including the arts in health care delivery has been shown to support positive clinical outcomes for patients while also supporting other stakeholders, including health care providers, the patient’s loved ones and the wider community. Benefits are seen across several markers, including health promotion, the management of health conditions and illness, and disease prevention. Arts and health (
Alberta Health Services
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