What we're about

The purpose of this group is to bring together individuals interested in arts and health.

We are a group of musicians, doctors, teachers, psychologists, artists, researchers, or members of the public, interested in finding out more about the overlap between arts and health, and the benefits of using arts in health.

Events will include networking events, links to workshops/talks/conferences, casual outings, online webinars, and social events.

Upcoming events (4)

Workshop: Art and Dementia

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Let's get together to take part in this workshop showcasing art interventions for individuals with dementia. Workshop is located at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Creative Studios level 3. Purchase tickets here: https://www.mca.com.au/whats-on/artful-professional-development/ ____________________________________________________________________________________ About the event: Get hands-on and experience new approaches to engaging meaningfully with people with dementia through contemporary art. Our Artful: Art and Dementia professional development evening will include the latest tools and research for individuals interested in exploring art and creative learning as a way to engage people living with dementia and their support networks. The evening includes hands-on activities led by artist educators from the MCA’s Artful program, an interactive gallery experience to gain confidence in facilitation skills, and a panel discussion with key experts in the field on best-practice strategies and research. Attendees will also be the first to see the MCA’s new Artful digital toolkit and will hear insights from our 3-year research report on the impact of the program on participants’ wellbeing and on markers of neuroplasticity. Our toolkit has been created to support the creative engagement of individuals living with dementia at home or in care centres. It will be available worldwide from March 2020 and is filled with step-by-step activities, videos and tips. All ticket holders will have access to a special discount price for the toolkit on the evening. Refreshments and snacks will be served from 5pm. Who can attend? This event is suitable for creative workers, artists, museum and gallery staff, care partners and all employees from the health, aged-care and support sector. About Artful: Art and Dementia The MCA Artful: Art and Dementia program began in 2015 as part of a 3-year in pilot research project in collaboration with the Brain and Mind Centre and Dementia Australia (2016–2018). The research focused on the impact of the program on participants’ wellbeing and on markers of neuroplasticity. Over 200 participants have expressed that this program offers new avenues for meaningful connections between people living with dementia and their carers and/or loved ones. We have also seen the impact that art and creative expression can have on participants’ self-esteem, wellbeing and social inclusion. The Artful program has been supported by Platypus Asset Management since 2018 and includes free 6-week programs and community open days throughout the year.

Transpersonal Art Therapy & Counselling Course

College of Complementary Medicine

Let's attend this free Art Therapy and Counselling workshop, run by the College of Complementary Medicine. Grab your free ticket at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/information-workshop-transpersonal-art-therapy-counselling-surry-hills-tickets-50048601715?aff=ebdssbdestsearch ******************************************************************************** About the workshop: Do you have the calling to work on yourself and develop skills to work with others? Do you want to gain the skills to facilitate others to access their healing and creative potential? Unite these passions as you develop the creative skills required to start a career as a transpersonal practitioner or art therapist in an organisation or private practice. Transpersonal Art Therapy and Counselling is a growing field becoming more recognised and in demand across a wide range of Organisations. In this rapidly changing world, individuals are seeking to heal and live a more creative authentic life. CCM courses provide the foundation to support people on this journey. All workshop attendees will receive: Access to special offers and discounts (limited to workshop attendees). Attend this workshop to discover: What is Transpersonal Art Therapy & Transpersonal Counselling and how do they work. Practical and experiential exercises The pillars that underpin our training. Career outcomes and employment opportunities. Our courses & graduate stories. Come join us for a fun, informative and experiential day.

Documentary: In Search of Chopin

Dendy Cinemas Newtown

Let's meet up to watch this documentary about the famous composer Chopin. The previous 2 films on famous composers were quite informative. Purchase your tickets here: https://www.dendy.com.au/movies/in-search-of-chopin PS: Optional lunch at 1pm in a nearby cafe/restaurant (let me know if you are interested!) ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The latest in British documentary filmmaker Phil Grabsky's In Search Of series, looking at the life of Polish pianist and composer: Frédéric François Chopin, whose grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and whose music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide. Release Date 1 March 2020 Running Time 1hr 55m Rating E Cast Juliet Stevenson Director Phil Grabsky

Everybody can be creative talk

City Recital Hall

Let's get together to listen to this talk on creativity. Purchase tickets here: https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/whats-on/events/everybody-can-be-creative-tina-seelig/ ________________________________________________________________________________ Event information: Does creativity come naturally to you? Or do you struggle to think in new and different ways? Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are not magical qualities of the lucky few; nor are they inborn traits such as eye and hair colour. Instead they are skills that can be learned and honed. In her book, Creativity Rules: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and into The World, Stanford University professor and bestselling author Tina Seelig describes a four-step process she calls “the invention cycle”. From imagination to innovation, Seelig postulates that in learning to unlock this pathway, any one of us can gain the power of creativity. Tina Seelig is a prolific teacher and mentor. She is a leader at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, delivers public lectures around the world, including some of the most popular TED talks, and hosts a podcast helping young entrepreneurs launch their careers. Seelig advocates that creativity can be taught just like any other skill and with her proven track record doing just that, this talk will equip you with the tools to transform an idea into something extraordinary. This event is presented by the UNSW Centre for Ideas in partnership with the Australia Council and UNSW Art & Design as a part of the event series, The Art and Science of Creativity. Tina Seelig is presented by arrangement with the Menzies Foundation.

Past events (23)

This sounds like science: Inside the mind of a musician

City Recital Hall

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