Fri. Dec 9th, 2022

This editorial team for this special collection is happy to accept the full range of article types Frontiers offer. We are keen to receive accounts of creative partnership working between artists, people with lived experience, and researchers that can be presented through case studies, including accounts of community projects. Arts for health is all about the positive effect that active engagement with the arts can have on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Jessica has a background in arts project management previously working for over 15 years in education and community settings as a project manager and consultant. Within a health setting, she previously was Arts Manager for the Cancer Centre Arts Programme at the Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Jessica has worked for the Trust developing the arts programme since 2009 and as Arts Lead since 2011. We believe that keeping this creativity alive, active and accessible to all, will reduce the financial burden of illness, help people to be the best they can be, and foster a healthier, happier, more vibrant, thriving society. In the group you will find opportunities to learn about best practice and host your own sessions as well as space to share your learnings.

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The journal defines ‘health’ broadly to include physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, occupational, social and community health. We’re passionate about the importance of the arts in healthcare and the difference it can make to the experiences of our service users and staff. 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.

  • The Journal of Applied Arts and Health discourages research studies that are predominantly non-artistic in nature.
  • 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.
  • We believe that keeping this creativity alive, active and accessible to all, will reduce the financial burden of illness, help people to be the best they can be, and foster a healthier, happier, more vibrant, thriving society.
  • Most are directly available as free downloads and are accompanied by the relevant citations.

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.

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Our work is focused on creating more opportunities for Londoners with the least access, and the most to gain, to engage meaningfully with the arts. We deliver a yearly Creativity and Wellbeing Festival that went from a small London festival to national in 2019 and saw over 50,000 attendees taking part in around 600 events. With their unique mixes of varied contributions from Original Research to Review Articles, Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area! Find out more on how to host your own Frontiers Research Topic or contribute to one as an author. You can also read more about our work here, our network here and our governance here. Creative activities as an important source of enjoyment, connection, solace and meaning throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Most are directly available as free downloads and are accompanied by the relevant citations. We deliver arts and health training and creative wellbeing sessions to health care staff to bridge between the arts and the health sector. We champion, support and connect people interested in how arts and culture can have benefits for health, care and wellbeing in Leeds. It also has links to the key research centres and departments pivotal to the development and establishment of robust evaluation and research. These centres and departments have been concerned with building theoretical models and robust secure evidence to explain and document the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing.

By jimmy