The Journal of Applied Arts & Health serves a wide community of artists, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers evidencing the effectiveness of the interdisciplinary use of arts in health and arts for health. Other forms of activity, such as creating original new work (for example, a composer in residence creating new work in response to a residency in a dementia facility) are named as such, in this paradigm as Artist Residency rather than having to fight for existence within a participatory or collaborative arts milieu.
The lesson initially appeared in the American Journal of Health Education in their July/August issue from 2007 (in an article written by Dr. Whalen with Suanne Maurer-Starks), and if you have access to a research database it’s pretty easy to find the article.
Over the last ten years I have sought to advance the creative arts in interdisciplinary research and practice while building a knowledge base supporting and informing professionals about the research and varied methodologies and how we work creatively across disciplines to offer hope for change and improve quality of life for individuals and communities.
With 1 week to go to the midnight 14th February deadline, there have already been entries from 28 countries and 5 continents, from Australia and New Zealand to throughout the USA, for the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine, which has an awards fund of £5,500 (~USD 7,500).
As a clinical supervisor this researcher spent many hours with music therapists defining and re-defining how they see their role and remit in their particular clinical settings, whilst simultaneously engaging with funding bodies in her work as an arts and health manager where only participatory or collaborative arts projects were eligible for arts and health funding.