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Memory Dress. Charlotte Donovan and Marie Brett with St. Finbarr’s Hospital.

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 We're delighted to offer the 2019 #AICScheme Summer School on Cultural Diversity and the Arts, with @CounterArts . Open to artists from Black, Asian or minority ethnic background, members of Traveller community, migrants, refugees. @artscouncil_ie bit.ly/2IUwN7S pic.twitter.com/H4PjqcAygE
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CreateIreland Call for Participants: City Change Masterclass. Curated by @brownem3 , a 3-day masterclass for 15 producers, artists, designers, architects, activists interested in the built environment. Hosted by @letysintwiter , Ryan Swanson, Kate Stewart, @brizbeard bit.ly/2IEGtDi pic.twitter.com/f9LP1obU1B
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CreateIreland A full house today for both of Marie Brett's sold out workshops on Sustaining the Self at the @WHATartshealth Centre for Arts and Health. Thanks to all who attended and the team down in Waterford! #CUCI2019 pic.twitter.com/zIPmSIl735
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