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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 looking forward to welcoming guests at our info session on the @artscouncil_ie #AICScheme , managed by @CreateIreland ., tomorrow. This time we'll be in Donegal, at @CulturalCentre Letterkenny. A handful of tickets still available: bit.ly/2Ztlo3S pic.twitter.com/tGE6PiWgNk
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CreateIreland Check out our latest Featured Publication, The Art of Relevance by @ninaksimon , formerly of @santacruzmah . Some of us were lucky enough to see Nina speak at @artscouncil_ie Places Matter conference this year where she outlined her #OFBYFORALL blueprint. bit.ly/2ZvQCr3 pic.twitter.com/g8vhvmLFjS
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