BACH has co-sponsored annual Arts and Healthcare conferences with Lesley University since 2012 and is currently working with Boston Creates and the City of Boston to brainstorm opportunities related to the intersection of arts and health. There are many different ways in which this work is described (arts in health, arts for health, arts and health, etc) but essentially they are all about the effect that active engagement can have on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.
For example, if you would like to earn your Associate or Master of Science degree in nutrition or herbal sciences, there are some healing arts schools and colleges that offer course-intensive studies that allow aspiring natural health practitioners to earn valuable credentials.
With his long-standing commitment to Arts/Health and his knowledge and connections across these ten districts, it will be good to support him embedding culture and the arts across all his strategic planning and delivery, with that cultural thread running through everything that Greater Manchester is about.
Bringing together independent practitioners and academics based at a variety of institutions including Edinburgh College of Art, the University of St Andrews and the University of Dundee, Ideas of the Handmade will showcase and connect the rich variety of craft-related research being conducted in Scotland and will serve as a contribution to ECA’s active research culture.
The groundbreaking book introduces an emerging and rapidly growing field with a dynamic collection of illustrative articles featuring artists, leading academics, health researchers, nurse educators, physicians, educators, environmentalists and others who actively use the creative arts in interdisciplinary practice in cutting edged research and in methodologies for health, hope and change.