British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

Help BAPAM provide specialist health support for everyone in the performing arts

We need your help to provide occupation-specific health support for everyone in the performing arts. Your donation enables us to help many more artists, creators and professionals, and supports a healthy and sustainable creative sector.
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In 2024 BAPAM celebrates 40 years of driving clinical excellence in performing arts medicine.

The need for specialist health support in the performing arts is greater than ever. Our unique medically led charity now delivers expert clinical services to over 3000 people each year, and trains thousands more in healthy practice to prevent problems. Our work as a clinical partner with a range of industry organisations is driving positive change towards a healthy and sustainable sector that supports and protects those whose talent it is built on.

BAPAM's 40th anniversary marks a significant achievement in our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of artists, creators and performing arts professionals.

Now we need your help

We hope to go from strength to strength in our next 40 years as our free service grows to help more people, and we need your support to meet this need.

Dame Evelyn Glennie CH OBE, Grammy award-winning percussionist and BAPAM Patron:

It’s absolutely crucial for performers to be able to protect and maintain our health; a simple injury or an undiagnosed condition can put a hard stop on our careers, reshape our futures and threaten our livelihoods. That’s why a service like BAPAM is a real lifeline for performers; it allows us to benefit from free consultation with experienced and qualified practitioners, ensuring we get the help we need to safeguard our careers into the future. It’s a privilege to be a Patron and to champion and promote the vital work it delivers and the people who make it possible.

Peter Leathem OBE, CEO of PPL and Chair of BAPAM:

Over the last 40 years, BAPAM has become synonymous with clinical excellence and its work has provided lifechanging and career extending, or saving, support to performers. Its comprehensive suite of wellbeing services provides specialised care for the unique challenges our performers face, whilst its collaboration with partners worldwide continues to drive advancements in the field of performing arts medicine. I’m proud of the work it undertakes, not just in music but the wider performing arts, and look forward to celebrating its invaluable impact as it turns 40 in 2024.

About the charity

BAPAM is a clinically-led organisation delivering expert health and wellbeing services for all those working or studying in the performing arts. We provide free bespoke care, healthy practice training and resources. If you are organising a fundraiser for us please get in touch at

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