The official journal of the Global Alliance for Arts & Health is published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, and is an exciting new benefit of membership. Live Music Now has for years been promoting and organising professional musicians in special schools, hospitals, hospices and residential homes for the disadvantaged in society, principally for the young with disabilities and for the elderly, has won awards for its activities and is actively involved with projects to demonstrate the positive effects of such music interventions in improving health.
Similarly, expansion of individual and community health-enhancing efforts worldwide and an acceptance of the definition of health as being more than the absence of illness are spurring active investigation into the fundamentals of whole-person approaches to creating and sustaining health.
Understand contemporary issues and best practices of how a range of arts modalities can be applied to comprehensive healthcare and community wellness initiatives through the critical examination of literature, including case studies in arts and health.
This message from Le Petit Journal has been retweeted across the world following the Paris terrorist attacks, and there is a reason why it moves us. It echoes a poster message once displayed in the Chartres Cathedral: Violence destroys, but only love creates life.” It is a fitting response of a nation that has been the creative crucible for much of Western civilization.
Last year, we helped create a mosaic mural with Healing Arts at Atlantic Health System’s Artist in Residence, Kathy Casper; met with the NJ artists that have artwork displayed in the University Medical Center of Princeton in Plainsboro and the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper in Camden; and toured all three facilities.