Arts & Health South West arts and health

A varied programme of patient and staff-focused creative activities and performance as well as artistic enhancements across our five sites. We work in partnership with the Facilities and Estates to create artwork for any new ward developments and buildings – to enhance the environment for service users, carers, visitors and staff. Works of art can create a welcoming, uplifting space that increases a feeling of wellbeing and promotes a positive experience of care. We strongly advocate original art commissions, sensitivity to aesthetics and the introduction of nature into medical and other healthcare settings. We welcome your contributions to the Repository to help consolidate it as the ‘Go To’ place for all key Grey Literature on the growth and development of the Arts and Health fields both here in the UK and internationally. So if you have any key documents you think should be added then please use the online Submission Form here and we look forward to hearing from you.

Arts and musical activities for health have been explored in contexts including treatment of acute and long-term conditions, health prevention, health literacy, and health promotion. In our current political and economic climate, which is forcing a reassessment of human priorities, and where wellbeing is a declared government priority, arts in health offer a professional, value-for-money contribution to mainstream health care. They can contribute to shortening the length of hospital stay, reduce patient medication and lower reliance on GP consultation.

  • Through our activities, we work to promote, develop and support the understanding of what the arts can do to contribute to a healthy society, in London and nationally, and by so doing to encourage the use of the arts in settings beyond the mainstream.
  • Partner Up allows you to search for artists, cultural and creative freelancers and organisations across London.
  • Our creative arts activities take place on the wards, bringing creativity in many forms to inpatients, and can include any artform such as visual art, photography, music, dance, drama, creative writing, reading for wellbeing, poetry.
  • Want to keep up to date with all the news and opportunities in the arts and health sector?
  • Get to know more about the key players and some of the major developments in the field of arts, health and wellbeing.

We will be looking at sustainability in creativity and mental health with a focus on co-production. To order online only subscriptions , print and online, print subscriptions and print single issues for the current year and most recent two back volumes, full journals and subject collections. We have recently released a new website commissioned by the GLA, containing the Arts and Culture Social Prescribing Mythbuster Guide. The resources include information, resources, case studies, podcasts and an animation for anyone interested in cultural social prescribing in London. We know that many of you are keen to get involved in cultural social prescribing but don’t know where to start. We were commissioned by the Greater London Authority to produce this Mythbusting Guide.

Art And Culture Is Good For You

Established in 2016 by Professor Stephen Clift, on behalf of the Special Interest Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing within the Royal Society for Public Health, the Repository was made possible through funding from the Lankelly Chase Foundation. Over six years it has amassed over 700 key documents and aims to be the permanent online resource for the growing range of professionals as the Arts and Health sectors grow and become more pertinent to addressing key health issues both in the UK and internationally. The Repository for Arts and Heath Resources houses a range of ‘grey literature’ and other resources not easily found on the main websites dedicated to covering arts for health practice as it has grown and diversified. At the heart of the Repository is an online, searchable database, housing over seven hundred documents that chart the development of the Arts and Health movement in the UK and internationally, from 1996 onwards.

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications. Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. By 1 October for issue 1, 1 February for issue 2 and 1 June for issue 3 of each volume.

The Journal of Applied Arts and Health discourages research studies that are predominantly non-artistic in nature. JAAH provides a vehicle for high quality research and forward-thinking scholarly activity embracing multifaceted understandings of aesthetic modes of engagement. Contributors include eminent and experienced workers and scholars in the field, but JAAH strongly encourages cutting-edge contemporary and experimental work from emerging practitioners. JAAH provides a prominent platform for artistic research in addressing the art as evidence base in applied arts and health. It provides a forum for publication and debate of arts in health care and health promotion.

This Facebook group is your place to share knowledge, and keep the sector thriving. In 2022 the week is taking place 16th – 22nd May and the theme is ‘Get Creative, Get Outdoors’. It is free to list events and we will be promoting all over our social media channels. The Arts in Health team relies on the goodwill of our dedicated team of volunteers. We also regularly work with professional artists and musicians on a variety of creative projects across the Trust.

Particularly, it provides a chronological overview of the significant publications not captured by major research databases, that have documented and guided the development of the Arts and Health field in the UK over the last twenty years. It does not include peer reviewed papers as these are included in a range of other databases and repositories. Partner Up allows you to search for artists, cultural and creative freelancers and organisations across London. Our database can help match you up with the right practitioner or organisation to work on partnership bids or other creative collaborations. Save the date of our next member’s event in partnership with Forum Central on Thursday 30th June at 3pm.

A Critical Appraisal Of Research In Arts, Health And Wellbeing

Creativity Workforce Wellbeing – exploring ways to support people working in arts and health in Leeds and what the sectors can offer each other. We seek to make this happen through the enjoyment, promotion and nurturing of arts and cultural activities to improve the health and wellbeing of all Londoners. The Arts Council of Wales has developed a new website that aims to use the restorative power of the arts to support the wellbeing of healthcare workers in Wales.

Arts in health programmes across the country, indeed across the world, are using diverse and dynamic disciplines in a variety of health, care and community settings for expressive, restorative, educational and therapeutic purposes. Some work preventively, some enhance recovery, others improve the quality of life for people with long-term or terminal conditions. The creative arts help make sense of our human condition, making room for the heart and soul to be heard. They encourage active engagement with the world around us, help people to keep learning, connect with each other and contribute to their communities. We support artists, creative practitioners and health professionals across the whole of London and beyond. Promoting excellence and engagement in the field of arts and wellbeing, and extending the reach of the arts to communities and individuals who would otherwise be excluded.

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