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 keynote speaker Niall Crowley, independent equality and human rights expert, to #notmybeautifulhouse in Galway on 31 May More info and booking available: bealtaineconference2018.eventbrite.ie pic.twitter.com/h5MfGAnI5V
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CreateIreland Places are now available at This Is Not My Beautiful House #notmybeautifulhouse , a @BealtaineFest conference with @IAFarchitecture - O'Donoghue Centre Galway on 31 May bealtaineconference2018.eventbrite.ie/ pic.twitter.com/MBNeJchocP
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CreateIreland Tuesday 24th at 11am, Galway University Hospital Arts Trust launches a selection of Poems for Patience. These poems will be framed throughout the hospital in an effort to give time for reflection and space for hope. @poetry www.cuirt.ie/event/poems-patience-michael-coady/ pic.twitter.com/Ls89ZWMJYe
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