Bookings are now being accepted for Arts and Health Check Up, Check In, the arts and health get-together hosted by , Create and Arts Initiative in Mental Health, Sligo. Four primary therapies emerged: music engagement, visual arts therapy, movement-based creative expression, and expressive writing. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Arts, Health and Wellbeing was launched in January 2014. The new paradigm focuses on identifying and naming the many practices and approaches that fit together under one umbrella term arts and health.
PRS for Music Foundation has announced that the next application deadline for the Momentum Music Fund is the 21st February 2017. Interest in how design can spur innovation has gained momentum in recent years, despite a general lack of interest in design within main-stream innovation research.
In these forms of expression, arts modalities and creative processes are used during intentional interventions to foster health. Massage therapists, for instance, have a positive healing arts career outlook as projected job growth for this profession is very positive.
Comprehensive national and international research has repeatedly demonstrated that arts programs and activities make significant contributions to health outcomes. This workshop will be well suited for educators, researchers, healthcare professionals, therapists, social workers, community workers and those with an interest in the creative arts in practice for the betterment of individuals and communities.
In County Sligo there are a number of arts and health projects directed by the County Sligo Arts and Health Partnership. Giving arts organisations the chance to reach new audiences and develop new earned income streams. As work in this area has grown, so understanding and measuring of its impact has grown and there are now a number of academics around the country (and world) investigating the impact that the arts have on health.