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Applied Arts and Health

Building Bridges across Art, Therapy, Health, Education, and Community

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

Applied Arts and Health

Building Bridges across Art, Therapy, Health, Education, and Community

Fresh insights into research approaches within the arts, in and for health and well-being.

This forward-thinking collection documents diverse approaches to creative arts engagement, building metaphoric bridges across the field with an emphasis on creativity and well-being in education and community development. The book advances integrative and multimodal art-based processes by focusing on applied arts and health practice, research, scholarship, expressive arts therapy, community, and education. It aims to give prominence to art-based research and provides useful support to those working and researching across the field. 

Bringing together a collection of world-leading authors in the field and spanning a range of cultures, the projects documented in the volume are a significant new addition to cohesive research in this area. In continuing to advance applied arts and health, while furthering a commitment to art-based research, Applied Arts and Health places emphasis upon the artistic research methodology, underscoring that art (performing art and visual art) is the evidence. It offers the field an integral vision for the arts both theoretically and practically. Further, the book breaks down the silos that have been unhelpful in the development of practice.

280 pages | 62 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2

Art: Art--General Studies

Education: Education--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Ross W. Prior and Mitchell Kossak

Shaun McNiff

1.Art as a Bridge Ross W. Prior, Mitchell Kossak, Teresa A. Fisher

Part One: Artistic evidence
2.Art Is the Evidence: Convincing Public Communication of Art-Based Research and Its Outcomes Shaun McNiff
3.Bridging the Past, Present and Future: What If There Were No Art? Mitchell Kossak
4.Beyond the Walls: The Artist-Researcher and Performative Dissemination Rebecca Stancliffe, Kate Wakeling, Lucy Evans and Stella Howard
5.Making Music Together: Music Therapy with Women Experiencing Breast Cancer Yanyi Yang

Part Two: Understanding through artistic practice

6.Soulfulness: The Becoming of Being Malcolm Ross
7.Bridging Arts and Healthcare Communities Todd Frazier and Shay Thornton Kuhla
8.Becoming our Story: Emergent Design through Affect Carole Miller and Juliana Saxton
9.Building a Bridge Between the Improvisational Expressive Arts and Music Education Tawnya Smith
Part Three: Working together
10.Slowly Winding the Thread: Art Therapy and Crisis: Supporting Communities through Art Debra Kalmanowitz
11.A Bridge to Meaning: Creating Performance with Neurodiverse Young People Rea Dennis
12.Beyond the Verbal: Dementia and PARticipatory Arts Research Meghánn Ward, Christine Milligan, Emma Rose and Mary Elliott
13.Transformative Impact of Drama in Mental Healthcare Education Bruce Burton, Ingrid Femdal, Eva Bjørg Antonsen and Margret Lepp

Part Four: Widening the field
14.The Healing Power of Art: Old Nordic Folk Knowledge Re-claimed Wenche Torrissen, Anita Jensen, Anita Salamonsen
15.Bridging modalities and playing with identities: Art-based workshop reflections Hillary Rubesin, Laura Teoli, Yu-Ying Chen, Dina Fried and Michal Lev
16.Caring Attunement: The Performance of Ageing Lisa Schouw
17.Reading as Community: Solace, pleasures and becoming during COVID-19 pandemic Joanne O’Mara and Glenn Auld
Notes on contributors

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