In 2013, the Standing Council on Health and the Meeting of Cultural Ministers endorsed the National Arts and Health Framework. Arts on Prescription: Arts on Prescription schemes provide arts and creative activities for participants, usually for people experiencing mental health problems and social isolation. Specialty service areas include advanced cardiovascular care , pediatric medical and surgical specialties , neurology , orthopedics , and sports medicine Each of these programs has earned top ratings and recognitions in their respective fields. As work in this area has grown, so understanding and measuring of its impact has grown and there are now a number of academics around the country (and world) investigating the impact that the arts have on health. Yet, however poignant its message, it is still a minority voice as the world proceeds with further policing, military planning, and viewing more violence as the only viable solution to the violence.
Although there is evidence that art-based interventions are effective in reducing adverse physiological and psychological outcomes, the extent to which these interventions enhance health status is largely unknown. Encouraging investment and support for the use of the arts in the health and social care sectors. Yes – in this arts and health movement – we do get talentless power-hungry bozo’s too – but then I start to write a blog and have to quickly censor myself. The scientific method and research methods found in psychiatric and medical practice is critiqued. Thirty-nine women with stage 1 or stage 2 breast cancer were randomly assigned to an experimental group that took part in an individual creative arts therapy intervention or to a delayed treatment control group.
Taking an holistic view, the wellbeing of individuals and groups in society is enhanced by being connected to the arts – any kind of arts at any kind of quality level. My perspective on the creative arts in interdisciplinary practice (CAIP) has been shaped by a hybrid practice as a publisher, educator, writer, researcher and performer. Australian domestic students will also have the opportunity to formally assess their learning in these short courses through enrolment in the online unit Foundations of Arts and Health”.
The report explores the relationships between involvement in the arts and health and illness, taking account of age and other characteristics of respondents. Over the past 7-months, OutsiderXchanges, a visual arts project based on collaboration, reciprocal learning and creative exchange has brought together six learning disabled artists and six contemporary visual artists in one studio space. Module 5 includes lectures/workshops on research methodologies as further preparation for your independent dissertation work.
In the past century the visual, literary and performing arts have emerged as vital components of a community based approach to human health and wellbeing. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has announced the latest grants to be awarded through its Arts Access and Participation fund.