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.
Visiting faculty members include Dr. David Ecker, Morsani College of Medicine, Dr. Cheryl Zambroski, College of Nursing, and Dr. Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano, College of Public Health. Personal expression through creativity and the arts has been proven to access the body, mind, spirit and heart continuum in the process of healing and recovery. Four primary therapies emerged: music engagement, visual arts therapy, movement-based creative expression, and expressive writing.
The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects based in the UK. The Trust’s aim is to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by lack of funds. Expect multi-disciplinary research findings – a handbook to support practice and future research – & challenging and liberating contemporary arts practice. Practice observation, communication and critical thinking skills with other USF students in health disciplines at the USF Contemporary Art Museum and campus arts studios. I’d heard about him on the grapevine and was thrilled when he agreed to be part of a steering group up that I sat on, that was planning an arts and health conference in Carlise in 2001.
In a different type of movement expression, tai chi, a semimeditative exercise derived from martial arts, has been gaining popularity as an intervention for reducing falls in older adults and improving health status. Although there are many hot topics and areas buzzing with activity within the arts and health realm, we’ll focus on 3 areas for this chat: Arts-Based Health Communications, ‘Arts on Prescription’ and Health Humanities. For example, the ‘Dreams’ project at the Mater Hospital has shown that contact with the arts whilst in hospital can make people more relaxed, relieve stress and worries, and relieve pain and symptoms.
She is also an educator and ethnodramatist who has presented widely as a keynote speaker at universities, medical schools and health organizations across Canada. They should include original work of a research and/or developmental nature and/or propose new methods or ideas that are clearly and thoroughly presented and argued. It is necessary for governments to spend sufficient amount of money for the improvement and maintenance of public health and education, but allocating a certain amount for arts is also important for the comprehensive development of a nation. In the audience were faculty members, physicians, spiritual care workers, dietitians, caregivers, students and community members. I too had special interests in aging and health and I believed it was critical to address quality of life issues for caregivers and older persons.