Shortlisted in the Health Profession category are Kathy D’Arcy from Cork, Ireland, who has worked as a doctor and youth worker, Medical Social Worker Iora Dawes from Mansfield in England, and respiratory physician Andrew Dimitri from Sydney, Australia, who is also a field doctor for the international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières. The Arts Programme has seen patients and hospital staff collaborate with major cultural and artistic Irish institutions such as the Irish Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the National Gallery of Ireland and the Museum of Modern Art, to name but a few.
The press cover was massive with coverage in numerous publications, such as Ethnic, De Zeen, Svenska Dagbladt, WE Magazine, L Officiel, Madame Figaro (Japan), TimeOut Moscow, LA Times, LA at Home, South African Home & Garden, New York Times, AXIS Japan, and Form in Worldly Things.
Volvement in this area in the wider UK includes contributing to the Arts For Health autumn programme at The Hive Arts Centre in Shrewsbury in 2010 which was run jointly with the Early Intervention Team from the South Staff and Shropshire NHS, looking at practical ways of using music to encourage positive mental health outcomes for voluntary service users.
Arts Project Management: You develop refined project management skills and facilitate your arts-health project (such as a workshop) together with risk assessments, health & safety compliance, and professional evaluation (Distinction/ Merit/ Pass/ Fail: 48 Contact Hours within 200 Study Hours).
This article is not meant to be a comprehensive review of all of the literature available (other authors have provided comprehensive overviews in areas such as music therapy 32 and expressive writing 33 ). Instead, it represents a sampling of the many potential benefits of art in enhancing health and wellness.