A recent NEA report, Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists , found that increasing numbers of artists are working as artists in other settings as more sectors are recognizing the value artists can add to their work.” With arts-in-health projects gaining in number and sophistication, rigorous research is critical for better understanding and refining this work and assessing its impact. If you are a member of the Welsh Arts in Health Network and you would like to be included so that others can view your work on this site, please send me an image and some text and I will upload a page in the network members area under Arts in Health around Wales.
Later that year at the Dietitians of Canada National Conference in Montreal, I presented with a panel about the creative arts across disciplines and implications for dietetics practice and performed a brief ethnodramatic monologue which shared a client’s memory around eating with family (his brother) and his current lived experience at the resident home.
The Hippocrates Prize and this year’s awards symposium are supported by the healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust, philanthropist Professor Anthony Fretwell-Downing, the Hippocrates Initiative and the Arts and Humanities Initiative of Harvard Medical School.
This contemporary research text introduces an emerging and rapidly growing field with a dynamic collection of illustrative articles contributed by leaders across many disciplines who use the creative arts in research and practice, among them leading academics and highly respected adult educators, artist/researchers, playwrights, directors and dancers, nurse educators, physicians, dietitians, social work educators, and environmental activists.
However, we’re confident that the building blocks bringing us this far have moved Art in Healthcare significantly along the journey of service development and we’re realising that we’re able to contribute a great deal more than we ever envisaged as an arts and health charity through using quite a different approach.