Though making art has long been regarded as a form of therapy through self-expression, recently the passive participation is now being assessed as a different way of improving mental health.
Resource: Canadians’ Arts Participation, Health, and Well-Being SIA report 53 (Hill Strategies Research Inc.)
The report uses statistical modelling via regression analysis to explore connections between a cultural participation index and four aspects of health and well-being.
A national survey conducted during the pandemic on short-term economic and psychological fall-out for arts workers, impact of government interventions, resourcefulness and creativity, and the sustainability of careers in the arts sector post-pandemic.
From depression and concussion recovery to MS, arts have helped Mississauga residents take back their lives Article by Eva Amsen, Published on Forbes.com on October 19, 2021. “Doctors in Brussels are prescribing museum visits to their patients who are struggling with stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Museum therapy isn’t new and doctors in other places, such as Montreal, have also been prescribing visits to the local art museum as therapy. Not all programs are the same, though, but researchers have been studying whether these interventions are effective.” … “In 2018, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Médecins francophones… Read More »What Do We Know About Doctor-Prescribed Museum Visits?
Media Release: Mississauga Arts Council and Mass Culture’s Arts for Mental Health Conference provides hope for ArtsCare
Mississauga Arts Council and Mass Culture hosted the highly successful first Arts for Mental Health Conference in Canada.
Mississauga Arts Council in partnership with Mass Culture present a 3-day Datathon to share stories and collect research on the importance of the arts and arts programs for mental health.