Arts and health embraces a range of arts practices occurring primarily in healthcare settings, which bring together the skills and priorities of both arts and health professionals. From an Arts Council perspective, good arts and health practice is characterised by a clear artistic vision, goals and outcomes. It aims to promote health and wellbeing by improving quality of life and cultural access in healthcare settings. Arts and health can involve all artforms, and incorporate a variety of approaches, including conventional arts production and presentation, arts participation and environmental enhancement. The Arts Council makes a distinction between arts and health practice and the arts therapies. In the former, the primary focus is on the experience and production of art, in the latter, the primary goal is clinical. The Arts Council supports practice where artistic outcomes are prioritised as a means of enhancing health and wellbeing and does not support practice where therapy is the primary goal or outcome.

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CreateIreland A great resource for activities/ workshops for use with youth groups. @nycinews twitter.com/nycinews/status/988729067376693248
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CreateIreland Create and @FSArtistStudios are accepting applications for a new residency opportunity being offered to an artist from an ethnic minority background. Closing date 7th May! bit.ly/2HoaTpL @NascIreland @OURTABLEDUBLIN @Asylumarchive @aefreeseas @DorasLuimni @masi_asylum pic.twitter.com/6GsXCIBARC
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CreateIreland Create are looking forward to welcoming @artscouncil_ie #AICScheme Bursary: Art and Activism award recipient Vukasin Nedelijkovic @Asylumarchive to This is not my Beautiful House III, a @BealtaineFest conference in collab with @IAFarchitecture , 31 May bit.ly/2qVtYcI pic.twitter.com/1EKtk7prgc
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