February 28


10:30 am - 11:30 am

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British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

What’s Next and How To Get There

BAPAM deliver expert health and wellbeing services in the performing arts. Our events give artists, creators, technicians, teachers, and organisers the knowledge they need to improve health and enjoy sustainable careers.

According to the recently published musicians’ census, 80% of performing artists reported at least one or more career-restricting barriers. The more barriers an individual faces, the further disadvantaged they become. This means that for some, sustaining a career in the performing arts industry is even harder from the offset.

Whilst everyone working and studying in the performing arts can now access a wide range of help and support from BAPAM and several other industry organsations, for some, the impact of barriers, chronic or sudden injury and ill-health can mean they are no longer able to perform in the way they once were. Navigating change in the context of career loss might evoke fear, stress and anxiety. You may also experience a sense of mourning and loss akin to grief.

The aim of the upcoming workshops is to support artists and creative industry professionals who are experiencing change, and the associated challenges that accompany career transitions. The sessions will support participants to connect with their talents, passion, values, and transferable skills. We hope that the support, advice, knowledge and resources shared will help build a practical toolkit for the next chapters.

What’s Next and How To Get There

  • Support to connect with your goals, strengths, and transferable skills
  • Help to identify your core values
  • Specialist advice and support, how/where to access help

Trainer: Dr Anna Détári PhD, MSc, MA, BA

Anna Détári is a Lecturer in Performance Science within the Centre for Performance Science (CPS) at the Royal College of Music. Anna’s main research interest is performing artists’ health and well-being. Informed by her work as both a performer and a researcher, her goal is to translate the latest scientific findings into effective practices to positively impact musicians’ lives in a meaningful way.

Anna holds her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in flute performance which she completed at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and the University of Pécs in Hungary. Experiencing a complete loss of playing ability due to the onset of Musician’s Focal Dystonia (MFD) and subsequently recovering from the condition inspired her to research musicians’ health and complete a Master of Science degree in Performance Science at the Royal College of Music, followed by a doctoral degree at the University of York. Anna’s PhD research focused on MFD from a holistic perspective, considering psychological, psychosocial, and behavioural risk factors, to enhance existing treatments and establish preventative strategies.

As a member of the CPS, she continues her research into performers’ physical and mental health, focusing on motor movement acquisition, body mechanics, the psychosocial work environment of musicians, mental health, neurodiversity, and their implications for music performance and education.