Creative arts therapists and community artists work in diverse settings across a wide spectrum of populations, assisting people through all life stages. Our organization continues to foster and encourage research in the creative arts in interdisciplinary practice as well as carry the message across disciplines publishing articles in international publications, presenting at national conferences, and on conference panels sharing news about the many applications of the creative arts in research and practice.
It is interesting to note that this health humanities group do not involve themselves in notions of arts therapies or arts and health; rather the group is concerned with arts as a broad topic and its relation to discourses of health, medicine, and wellness.
She has been married to Kelly for 17 years and is the mother to Kellyn, age 12. She enjoys being an adult leader in her son’s Boy Scout Troop, actively participates in her church in children’s ministries and choir, helps care for her aging mother, and focuses on her health by being a member of a Crossfit group.
National Centre for Arts and Health was delighted to present this seminar which was a culmination of the project whereby Composer Ian Wilson and members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra were in residenc in the hospital, along with visual artist Lucia Barnes.
Finally, everyday aesthetic experiences (such as listening to music on the radio or watching films) have an important place in healthcare settings and are often overlooked by arts and health enthusiasts who place predominant focus on participative arts in both literature and in the field.