As we mark our 40th anniversary in 2024, the need for dedicated health support in the performing arts is greater than ever.

We are thrilled to be celebrating BAPAM’s 40th anniversary in 2024. When the British Performing Arts Medicine Trust was founded in 1984 the vision was for doctors and health experts to work together with artists, researchers and educators to build a comprehensive clinical service for everyone working in the performing arts.

We have built on this vision over 40 years thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of our clinicians, team, partner organisations, patrons, supporters, and the vibrant creative community we love to be a part of. It is with enormous gratitude that we mark our anniversary with you all this year.

Claire Cordeaux, BAPAM CEO
Peter Leathem OBE, BAPAM Chair

In the last ten years, the number of people helped yearly by BAPAM has grown approximately fourfold to almost 3000 in 2023. Last year we responded to 3,169 clinical enquiries, delivered 2,598 free consultations and assessments, and conducted 7,235 psychotherapy sessions with partners including Music Minds Matter, Equity and Dance Professionals Fund.

Picking up on the story in March were publications including The Times, Music Week, The Stage, Classical Music, BBC Music Magazine, Arts Professional, and international outlets Radio Classique (France) and Promoción Musical (Spain).