Picking up the paintbrush and heading towards the canvas, or whatever form of fun art projects you chose, is often more than just an exercise in aesthetics, but instead also imparts health benefits for a growing number of people. The Canadian Creative Arts in Health Training and Education e/newsjournal or CCAHTE as it was known, was launched in September 2006 as an open access (OA) internet news/journal, the interdisciplinary journal of the creative arts in health, training and education.
Cheryl L. McLean is a leading international contributor to the field of creative arts in interdisciplinary practice (CAIP) and founder and publisher of The International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice (IJCAIP) and has edited the research books Creative Arts in Humane Medicine, Creative Arts for Community and Cultural Change and Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice (Brush Education, Edmonton).
The award-winning Lock-Keepers’ Cottage Graduate Centre, housed in an historic building alongside the Regent’s Canal at Mile End, offers comfortable study areas, networked computer facilities for the sole use of Arts PhD students, a seminar room, and a common room with views on to the picturesque Regent’s Canal.
The report will be launched in parliament and then at the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference in Bristol in June 2017 In the autumn of 2017 there will be further dissemination of the report and findings in regional seminars delivered by the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing.
The website was initiated and is funded by the Arts Council as an important element of its Arts and Health Policy The website was developed by Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) in partnership with Create,the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts.