An Artists’ Affair is an intimate event held annually, which features a selection of talented musicians, dancers, actors and artists. Since inception in 2010, An Artists’ Affair has successfully raised over $1.7 million (net) for The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre at Toronto Western Hospital and the Artists’ Health Alliance. An Artists’ Affair attracts cultural champions in our community such as Marc Jordan, Sheila McCarthy, Karen Kain, Veronica Tennant, and Amy Sky, principal dancers from the National Ballet School of Canada as well as stars from the Canadian Opera Company.
The Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre, opened in 2002, is the first of its kind in the world. Created in partnership with the Artists’ Health Centre Foundation on behalf of the artists’ community, the Centre specializes in treating both creative and performing artists, and its mandate includes research, education and outreach to the artistic community. To address the occupational health problems of artists – such as joint injuries, voice problems, and psychological issues – the Centre provides primary and specialty medical care, as well as physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, psychotherapy and support groups, and naturopathy.