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Montclair, NJ September 2013 – Atlantic Health System and Montclair State University have announced a partnership to promote healing arts in health care and education through research. This November, in honor of Arts & Health Month, the Alliance for Arts & Health NJ will again present a series of Open House Tours throughout the state. With over 100 arts initiatives currently underway across NSW, I know just how dynamic this sector has become, a fact I’m d​elighted to see firsthand when I visit hospitals and community health centres right around the state. Sharing information and experience within the arts and health and social care sectors to encourage good practice.arts 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.

Today, at an event held at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), part of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the expansion of their partnership and military healing arts program into Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network.arts and health

Funding of between £50,000 and £150,000 per year is available for up to 3 years within six geographical clusters (West Midlands Urban, London East, Tees Valley & Sunderland, Bristol & Somerset, Eastern Counties and Liverpool City Region), will need to have a strong track record of delivering services to young people aged 10-18 (up to 25 if disabled) and have an annual income in the region of £300,000 to £2 million.arts and health

This important perspective is echoed in the organization’s 1946 preamble, wherein health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being rather than merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Your donation supports programs that raise awareness about the vital role the non-profit arts industry plays in our state’s economy, in schools, in the healthcare field and in our hometowns. The arts therapies (drama, music and visual art) have now become an established psychotherapeutic tool for used by qualified therapists with clients, usually on a one to one basis. ARHL540: Program Administration, Management, and Assessment in Arts and Health (3cr) -This course shapes the complex strategies and skills that are required in launching, administering and assessing a successful arts and health program.