• arthealspodcast
3 episodes
Welcome to Art Heals, a podcast about arts and mental health, and the people who create to heal. In each episode, we interview someone who uses art to enhance their own healing or who produces work that helps raise awareness about a variety of mental health challenges. The podcast highlights artists and creative initiatives where arts and mental health meet.The aim is to inspire, raise awareness, reduce stigmas, and explore diverse stories of healing.


sylvi macCormac's remarkable life of sound
2021 Feb 2533m 42s
On the eve of her 60th birthday, Art Heals caught up with acclaimed Vancouver musician and composer sylvi macCormac ("aka elviS"), who turned to soundscapes after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. With influences ranging from Buffy Sainte-Marie and Bruce Cockburn to Barry Truax and Hildegard Westerkamp, sylvi has produced works for Co-op Radio, the Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS), and the Utsam Witness Project. In 2012, she was named one of Vancouver's Remarkable Women, and released her first documentary film, Patience and Absurdity, about her relationship with her mother who was facing dementia. Whether she's profiling social justice and Indigenous rights issues or fellow artists and people with disabilities, sylvi's work explores the intersection of pain and beauty and gives back to the communities that have supported her along the way.
Alaric Posey and the Highs & Lows Choir
2020 Oct 2227m 32s
In this episode, you’ll met Alaric Posey, a Vancouver-based composer and music teacher.
Sarah Jickling and "The Family Curse"
2020 Oct 2237m
Sarah Jickling is a Vancouver-based musician and mental health advocate who isn’t afraid to sing about her deepest truths and struggles.
More episodes may be available on the podcast’s website.