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The MA Arts Practice will be of value to artists, arts or health managers, therapists, counsellors, community workers and teachers, plus others with an interest in the relationship between arts, health and wellbeing. In Sydney, I’m honoured to be giving the Mike White Memorial Address and in doing so, hope to generate some thinking around culture and the arts in this time of burgeoning inequalities and social injustices. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Arts, Health and Wellbeing was launched in January 2014. The next deadline for applications to the Arts Award Access Fund is the 21st October 2016. Kick the Dust is a £10 million grants programme for ambitious youth-focused projects that transform how heritage organisations engage with young people aged 11-25. Our research books have been reviewed by leading practitioners outside traditional arts education circles.arts and healtharts and health

The conference was an opportunity to bring together the arts and health care community through a multidisciplinary look at how the arts play a role in healing. Increasingly attention is being given to the value of the arts in enhancing job satisfaction and the well being of professional and family caregivers. Parkinson, C. Gordon-Nesbitt, R, 2014 ‘The Arts: Authenticity and Exchange’, Public Health Today, September 2014, 1. One of the lead organisations is ArtsCare, which currently has 20 artists in residence and seven Clown Doctors working in health venues throughout Northern Ireland. I’ve been overwhelmed by my immersion into the realities of First Nation politics and arts practice.arts and health

We just wanted to let you know that booking is now open for the Storytelling for Health conference, which takes place in Swansea on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2017. Our hope is to establish a foundation for continued investigation into this subject and to generate further interest in researching the complexities of engagement with the arts and health. Use of the arts in healing does not contradict the medical view in bringing emotional, somatic, artistic, and spiritual dimensions to learning. We share the latest on trends, research, collaborations and events in the Arts for Health movement.

Advocating the role the arts can play in promoting and sustaining community cohesion and individual health and wellbeing and raising the profile of arts and health activity throughout the region. The organisation is free to join and offers events, a regular newsletter, training sessions, advice and support for artists, architects, clinical staff and service users – basically anyone with an interest in arts in health. Atlantic Health System is the official health care partner of the New York Jets and an official health care provider of the New Jersey Devils.

Students hear about assessment and diagnostic practices, their strengths and limitations, and about traditions of evaluation and research methods ranging from medical to social sciences. This report identifies six streams of activity: leadership, health intelligence, supportive environments and policies, community-driven approaches, healthy messages, and vulnerable Tasmanians. As November is international Arts & Health Month it seems a fitting time to host a conversation in the Twitterverse on the value and growth of arts and health initiatives in Canada and abroad. Another area of research is the relationship between coronary heart disease and reductions in anxiety states. The effectiveness of applied arts practices is currently under-researched and this journal provides a vehicle for high quality scholarly activity.