The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health is committed to researching the potential value of music, and other participative arts activities, in the promotion of wellbeing and health of individuals and communities, and continues to build the case for Singing on Prescription. This review explores the relationship between engagement with the creative arts and health outcomes, specifically the health effects of music engagement, visual arts therapy, movement-based creative expression, and expressive writing. In the years previous I had several opportunities to address audiences and work with students at Acadia and I had hoped to continue my working relationship with this leading Canadian liberal arts university. For many health professionals, the arts are an invaluable creative outlet and reflective tool. Retrieve, evaluate, and apply evidence from a range of sources in preparing to undertake health care planning and activities.
Having been closely involved in the recent planning and completion of the Angel of the North in Gateshead, Mike had a certain mainstream arts cachet too! Since a 2002 World Health Organization publication by the name of The World Report on Violence and Health, 1 violence has been established as a worldwide public health problem rather than just a security and criminal justice issue. Although the emphasis in the medical field has shifted to patient-centered care, remnants of some of these types of art remain in almost all healthcare facilities and doctor’s offices. Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!) is a collaboration between the local arts community and GASHA Public Health, which began at the Sustainable Antigonish (SA) Roundtable in January 2013.
Grants can only be made to community radio licensees which are broadcasting under a community radio license (and not an RSL, for example). The Arts in Health Service receives charitable funding and grants from a range of organisations who support the arts. Careers in healing arts that entail herbal medicine include acupuncture, Oriental medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, and holistic health practitioners. They will seed-fund the best arts and health proof of concept ideas that emerge.
Play to be Well was created by filmmaker, Corinne Dunphy and the Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!) steering team, to celebrate the relationship between creativity and well being in the local context. The second text in the CAIP Research Series, Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change” is scheduled for release in 2011. After three successful issues, Craft Research is preparing to expand to two issues per year. The framework contains links to a range of information relating to arts and health practice including resources, research findings and evidence of the value of a collaborative approach to arts and health. For example, dance, music, drama, painting and similar arts have great importance in the cultural development of the people. You will have access to Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room, and The British Library can also be accessed as a research resource.
You will explore distinct areas of practice and research while reviewing your own and fellow students work-in-progress. The spectrum of artist practice is wide ranging including work from all the creative and performing arts disciplines. Use of the arts in healing does not contradict the medical view in bringing emotional, somatic, artistic, and spiritual dimensions to learning.