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.