The Art of Wellness documentary spotlights the important role of the arts and the positive impact that participating in arts-based programming has on our wellbeing, supporting people with high stress, anxiety and depression.
Resource: Let’s get visual! The “art” of improving cognitive ability and mental well-being (McMaster University)
Dementia and mental well-being: art based therapy. Globally by 2050, estimated 150 million people with dementia.
Resource: The Windsor Essex Compassion Care Community: 2020 Highlights and Results (The Windsor Essex Compassion Care Community)
“The Importance of Being Connected” program was found to increase awareness of the negative effects of social isolation and promote intentional and persistent reaching out to other community members in relational, emotional and practical support.
A research group involving the universities of Windsor, McMaster, Western, Toronto, Carelton, and the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute were involved in program evaluation. A series of academic papers and presentations are in development based on this research.
Susan Farrell: Defining The Royal, Key COVID-19 Effects Survey, Next steps, Responses from The Royal, Important lessons, Model of Interdisciplinary Care, Biggest Findings from C-Prompt, Key Considerations, Care in the time of Covid- how to maintain wellness & mental health for yourself & others.
A page detailing The Asian Canadian Living Archive (TACLA) and its ongoing efforts to create inclusive toolkits and documents. Currently shares an Artist Agreement.
CultureCase comprises a vast array of carefully selected academic research from universities and scholars around the world that can add value to the work of the cultural sector.
A civic impact framework that would allow its member companies across Canada to better understand and articulate the difference that these activities are making in the lives of individuals and in their communities more widely.
Resource: Arts, Health and Wellbeing: The Need for Robust Appraisal of Research in the Field (Colouring in Culture)
Much-needed (though understandably contentious) debate needed about the robustness/rigour of some arts and health research. Dr Stephen Clift is a veteran of the field here in the UK who is willing to speak out.