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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 Booking is now open for the @creativetime Summit 2018 - Dublin screening. Friday 2 November 2018 @NCAD_Dublin with @FSArtistStudios , including Dublin panel: Resisting Displacement and Violence. #CTSummit Registration free but required. More info/ booking: bit.ly/2J3udud pic.twitter.com/T6a6bEMSaj
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CreateIreland An Emancipation Proclamation: @PoliticsFestDub in association with actor and advocate Stephen Rea will host an evening of music and poetry as we rally for the ‘emancipation of those in direct provision’. 15th November, 8pm. @IrishRefugeeCo @masi_asylum bit.ly/2Er7lWN pic.twitter.com/AUk1xVGEhO
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