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).
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 (e) a curator in a hospital in Ireland and (f) two arts and health practitioners in Ireland (g) a County Arts Officer with special responsibility for arts and health.
Our IJCAIP Advisory Board, representing leaders across disciplines, has been vital to our success and professionalism as a peer reviewed journal and members have generously shared their expertise and scholarly advice to help us advance toward our goals.
Assessments: at week 24 during April, students: devise, manage, and facilitate a project (such as a painting workshop for enhancing educational achievements amongst children with Asperger’s Syndrome) and submit bound project management documentation of 2,000-3,000 words/ equivalent; write a journal article of 2,500-3,500 words/ equivalent; produce a research funding bid with ethics forms; and receive 3 assessment reports with grades.