The Arts & Health Project is a working collaboration of seniors and professional artists, who together develop an arts practice that focuses on the creative expression of ideas and issues that are important to them. From time to time I’m lucky enough to facilitate discussions about arts and health with groups including graduate students in public health, social work and gerontology, parks and recreation managers, arts administrators and occupational health and safety teams.
It is as Eisner (1981) suggests, a question of seeing with the mutual benefits the arts and interdisciplinarity provide: It is to the artistic to which we must turn, not as a rejection of the scientific, but because with both we can achieve binocular vision.
Dr. Norman K. Denzin, one of the world’s most distinguished authorities on qualitative research writes, Performance becomes public pedagogy when it uses the aesthetic, the performative, to foreground the intersections of politics, …
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 …
Interdisciplinary artists Somewhere collaborate with Noma architects and Landscape Architects Barry Chinn on the interior and landscape design for a new dementia care home in Bristol. The autumn arts for health courses are well under way now and participants are enjoying a diverse range of arts activities including printmaking, drawing, pottery and writing for wellbeing. With over 100 arts initiatives currently underway across NSW, I know just how dynamic this sector has become, a fact I’m delighted to see firsthand when I visit hospitals and community health centres right around the state. However, in order for arts to be included in commissioning of health and social care services, there needs to be robust evidence of their effectiveness, impacts and costs. The Trust normally awards grants of up to £2,000, but larger grants may be considered. As a community interest company, Creative Health is non-shareholding and non-profit making.
There are many exciting training opportunities for careers in healing arts today. As an Open Access OA journal we continue to offer worldwide access to our web based publication, archives and related blogs without fees or membership charges. Students applying from countries which require a tier 4 visa should also take care to meet UK Border Agency (UKBA) minimum component scores, as well as overall Queen Mary requirements. This workshop will be well suited for educators, researchers, healthcare professionals, therapists, social workers, community workers and those with an interest in the creative arts in practice for the betterment of individuals and communities. We met regularly and informally many times over the intervening years, but rather bizarrely, it was our time spent in Australia as the guest of Margret Meagher, that cemented our friendship.
In this unit you will learn about the potential health benefits of visual arts, journaling, music and …
Partners from Italy, Turkey and the UK have met three times now and are meeting again in Pescara, Italy between 9 – 13 September. One example is an article published in the book Creative Arts for Community and Cultural Change (McLean & Kelly, 2011) written by B. Stephen Carpenter II, professor of art education in the Penn State School of Visual Arts. The report explores the relationships between involvement in the arts and health and illness, taking account of age and other characteristics of respondents. His interests include research on discovery of new therapies, and public understanding of drugs, health and disease. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results have shown that Queen Mary University of London has risen to 9th place among multi-faculty institutions in the UK. Promote partnerships between the Health Authorities, Local Authorities and the Voluntary Community sector to support and improve health outcomes.