Category: arts and health

Regina Holliday’s Medical Advocacy Blog

Our first major event will be The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, an international arts and health conference scheduled for 10 – 13 November 2009. The aim of this paradigm is to challenge the status quo that sees arts and health emerging as a predominantly participative arts field, to the exclusion of other approaches, and to return to the idea of arts as a broad field that interacts with health, well-being and healthcare settings in myriad ways.

The event was in part, about sharing new ideas and innovative practice that bridges substance misuse and recovery, with the arts – moving away from cliched representations of addiction, and critically about exploring ways in which art and artists might have a part in the research agenda.arts and health

With the recent release of the first book in the CAIP Research Series, Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change” and the …

Mindfulness Martial Arts Therapy

Creative Health (Arts and Health) CIC is an independent community interest company designing and delivering high quality arts and health projects in the West Midlands. 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.arts and health

The arts can have positive effects on quality of life and have been shown to foster mental, physical, and social benefits as well as result in fewer doctors’ visits, reduced use of medications, lessened anxiety and depression, improved memory and socialization skills, and increased levels of independence in a variety of populations and settings.arts and health

This seminar, delivered in RUA RED Arts Centre, Tallaght on 23/10/2015 was presented by The …

Larry James’ Urban Daily

Nearing the end of the war, a gift of peace was given to the world that looked like nothing more than a giant toy drum on its side wrapped in a tangle of strings. The Arts Programme has seen patients and hospital staff collaborate with major cultural and artistic Irish institutions such as the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland and the Museum of Modern Art, to name but a few.

This message from Le Petit Journal has been retweeted across the world following the Paris terrorist attacks, and there is a reason why it moves us. It echoes a poster message once displayed in the Chartres Cathedral: Violence destroys, but only love creates life.” It is a fitting response of a nation that has been the creative crucible for much of Western civilization.

The field has become an inter- and multi-disciplinary …

A New Paradigm

Arts and health embraces a range of arts practices occurring primarily in healthcare settings, which bring together the skills and priorities of both arts and health professionals. As a clinical supervisor this researcher spent many hours with music therapists defining and re-defining how they see their role and remit in their particular clinical settings, whilst simultaneously engaging with funding bodies in her work as an arts and health manager where only participatory or collaborative arts projects were eligible for arts and health funding.

Podcast – Caroline Peppard.mp3 (size 8 MB) Caroline currently works as a Senior Health Promotion Officer in the Health Service Executive and her main areas of interest and research are older people; ageing and the social factors that produce positive ageing and social models of health and illness.arts and health

The aim of Art in Healthcare is to share this collection with medical environments across Scotland to improve the …

West Midlands Arts And Health Wellbeing

Arts and Health is an area that many of us are passionate about and so I’ve put together this site to share the work happening in ABM Health Board and equally importantly – across Wales. It is notable that arts and health literature is predominantly focussed on the participative arts (for example, engaging in arts activities such as painting or singing in a choir while in hospital or attending a health centre) as opposed to receptive arts (for example, listening to music, reading a book, watching a film).arts and health

This framework provides the necessary information and guidance to assist State and Territory governments to evaluate existing programs, consider new directions and identify new partners to support arts and health initiatives appropriate to each jurisdiction.

These practitioners were: (a) an American arts and health director; (b) two Irish music therapists (c) two Irish art therapists (d) an American dancer and dance therapist …