The Alliance for Arts & Health New Jersey connects artists and arts professionals and those who provide health and wellness services in order to educate, advocate, and advance best practices in arts and health. Art in Healthcare included no less than three paintings by David Michie in their relatively small but perfectly formed 2014 Festival exhibition ‘The Healing Power of Art’, such is the enduring appeal of the renowned artist. This double-blind peer-reviewed journal provides artists, researchers, healthcare professionals, educators, therapists, programme administrators and funding bodies an opportunity to report and reflect upon innovative effective practices.
In 1993 Professor Bashir was appointed the Clinical Director of Mental Health Services for the Central Sydney Area Health Service, a position she held until appointed Governor on 1 March 2001. NUI Maynooth are now delivering the first accredited post graduate certificate in Arts and Health in partnership with the National Centre for Arts and Health.
Arts education is included in this model – often in arts and health practice and arts therapies any overt educational goals are viewed with suspicion or avoided in order to clarify roles and training requirements to teach. The process began in Durban, South Africa, with the Siyazama women being interviewed by FRONT.
The arts of arts practices also cover a very wide range of forms including visual arts, performing arts, technology, creative writing, horticulture, video arts, and film. The National Centre for Arts and Health and RUA RED announce the return of Through the Lens, Ireland’s only Arts and Health Film Festival.
One study, 77 conducted among older adults who were becoming frail, attempted to determine whether intense tai chi exercise could improve perceived health status and self-rated health more than wellness education. Both projects addressed key action points in the Arts Council of Wales Arts in Health and Wellbeing Action Plan and the Welsh Government Together for Mental Health: A Strategy for Mental Health and Wellbeing in Wales.