There are many exciting training opportunities for careers in healing arts today. In recent years they have included priority for an arts and health stream at successive National Rural Health Conferences; support for the publication of Seeded – Great arts and health stories grown in regional Australia; and a submission to the National Cultural Policy Discussion Paper Being well – promoting arts and health in Australia’s cultural policy.
To achieve this goal, and to provide the necessary communication channels for research and information, individuals were identified and organizations interested in arts in health, training and education were contacted personally to ask if they might like to access a web based newsletter that featured articles about the creative arts as applied across disciplines.
Over the past decade, health psychologists have cautiously begun looking at how the arts might be used in a variety of ways to heal emotional injuries, increase understanding of oneself and others, develop a capacity for self-reflection, reduce symptoms, and alter behaviors and thinking patterns.
Engage Cymru worked in partnership with Oriel Myrddin, Arts Care and artist Julia Griffiths-Jones alongside adults recovering from mental health concerns in Carmarthenshire who produced an exhibition of incredible wire sculpture which was shown at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales.
The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice IJCAIP Published by Cheryl L. McLean is an international open access journal with a mission to publish and disseminate worldwide, quality information, research and knowledge about the creative arts in interdisciplinary research and practice.