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Examination of the use of the arts to improve health and healing in WA hospitals

The report is the first project undertaken by the new WA Arts and Health Consortium, established in response to Australia’s 2014 National Arts and Health Framework.

Arts and health videos and podcasts from Australia

Material from Arts & Health: Making The Connections, in Adelaide, June 2016.

New York hospital partners Lincoln Center

New York city’s largest performing arts centre, Lincoln Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the city’s biggest hospitals have announced a new collaboration making NewYork-Presbyterian the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA). It is the first time LCPA has designated a hospital as a wellness sponsor.

New research database from the Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida

The new database is a curated listing of over 1,000 articles specifically related to arts and health. AIM would be pleased to receive articles to add to the database.

Bursary to document arts & health work, Ireland – deadline 6 May 2016

If you are involved in an arts and health project, and you would like to showcase your work to a larger audience, artsandhealth.ie is inviting applications for a €4000 bursary to produce a short film, audio documentary or publication about an arts and health project.

Information meeting, Dublin – 10 March; Closing date – 6 May

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Exploring early-stage dementia through photography and storytelling

A report by researcher Alison Ward on her research in Denmark exploring the experiences of people with early stage dementia, through the means of photography and storytelling.

E.gress: a touring film focused on dementia, Sligo - 3 March–28 April

E.gress explores how individuals diagnosed with dementia find new ways to adjust to a changing world. Produced by artist Marie Brett and musician Kevin O’Shanahan following an intensive collaboration with the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland, the film is currently touring Ireland supported by an Arts Council Touring Award and will be exhibited at The Model, Sligo from 3 March – 28 April 2016.

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Kicking the Bucket seminar series, Limerick - 16 Feb–3 May

A thought-provoking seminar series over six evening sessions, focused on funeral practices and personal choices, and led by visual artist Sinead Dinneen and curator Katie Verling.

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The Art of Mentalizing – 22 - 24 October 2016

Submissions are invited for this New York conference bringing together people working in psychology to explore the role of arts in health.

The theme of the conference is “how we define and develop the clinical interventions required to produce sustainable change and the role of mentalizing in this process.”

Proposals are invited for:

New Research Ranks Wellbeing in the U.S.A.

New research into individual subjective wellbeing has pointed to an increase in wellbeing in America.

The report, from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index®, shows trends including a decline in the number of people without healthcare, a decline in the overall smoking rate, and an increase in reported exercise which have led to increased wellbeing levels. Food and healthcare insecurity has also dropped to a seven-year low. The research ranks wellbeing levels state by state and shows the USA as having a high level of wellbeing compared to other nations.

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