In partnership with USF Health, USF Contemporary Art Museum’s Art In Health program explores intersections between the arts and healthcare. From one-man shows to large-scale participatory actions, his approach is both subtle and extreme, but always candid, provocative and work has been exhibited internationally and commissioned by: Tate Modern, ICA and films have been commissioned by BBC4 and Channel 4. He cofounded the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (2004 – 2009) and is an Arts admin Associate Artist.
The fund aims to support organisation in the West Midlands; London East; Tees Valley & Sunderland; Bristol & Somerset; Eastern Counties; and Liverpool City who provide front-line open access youth services in disadvantaged communities for young people aged 10-18 (up to 25 for young people with disabilities).
Some students may already hold qualifications in art or drama therapy, may be practicing artists, or may work elsewhere in mental health; for them, the course offersan opportunity to reinvigorate their work, expand their knowledge base, and meet a variety of other professionals working in related fields.
In addition, Module 3 includes a work placement related to creative arts and mental health, which is facilitated by the tutors and lecturers in this programme through existing and new partnerships with the performing arts community, voluntary organisations and mental health organizations.
The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and Vancouver Coastal Health partner with other organizations and associations with close ties to the community and with mandates focused on health, community recreation, and/or art participation to deliver this community engaged art programming for seniors.