The Arts and Health Project: Healthy Aging through the Arts offers seniors weekly arts workshops with a professional artist, an intern artist, and a seniors’ worker. This contemporary research text introduces an emerging and rapidly growing field with a dynamic collection of illustrative articles contributed by leaders across many disciplines who use the creative arts in research and practice, among them leading academics and highly respected adult educators, artist/researchers, playwrights, directors and dancers, nurse educators, physicians, dietitians, social work educators, and environmental activists.
Our art and heritage collection is one of the biggest collections belonging to a health charity in the UK. The extensive collection is valued at approximately £4 million and consists of over 4,300 artefacts that are exhibited across two hospital sites, health centres and dialysis units in Lambeth and Southwark and beyond.
Caroline Schofield invites people to drop by her studio in the WHAT Centre for Arts & Health, University Hospital Waterford on Thursday 20 October between 12 noon and 2pm to explore the name(s) they like to be called in an open studio event entitled This is me.
The organisation’s key ambition for the next five years is to explicitly widen the focus of activities to encompass all sections of society, at risk of exclusion from arts provision, but for whom access to arts activities could enhance wellbeing, social inclusion and strengthen communities.
This course involves the regular participation and contribution of numerous community partners (including local, national, and international arts organisations), leading mental health professionals, and applied theatre scholars and practitioners, representative of both of the MSc’s core fields.