Wire #18: Arts in Health: New Opportunities for Collaboration
Tue 12 July 2022
Could hospitals and healthcare providers be opportunities for creative collaboration, and the commissioning and presentation of performance works? It’s increasingly recognised that participation in arts and culture leads to positive impacts in mental and physical health. National and international research sources demonstrate benefits for individuals and communities, in both clinical and wellbeing settings. What may not be as widely understood, however, is the untapped potential for performing artists in healthcare contexts.
In this conversation we will hear from artists, producers and academics working in this space, outlining the skills and experience that are necessary and that can be developed, encouraging artists to consider the significant and meaningful human impact that can be made.
Our panel of speakers is Bebe Backhouse, Stacey Baldwin, Dr Tully Barnett, Linda Jackson and Michelle Ryan, facilitated by Priya Pavri.