It is well known that art can have a positive impact on an individual’s health and well being and TAE19 is delighted to be supporting Art in Healthcare, an Edinburgh based charity whose core aim is to have “a Scotland in which visual art improves health and keeps people well”.
Art in Healthcare works closely with a broad cross section of healthcare providers in hospitals, GP surgeries, community care groups, hospices, healthcare centres and other bodies involved in the provision of healthcare to run a series of carefully tailored art workshops throughout the year. The programme of art workshops which is led by professional artists and aided by volunteers,have grown steadily since 2011 enabling Art in Healthcare to reach a broader cross section of patient groups. In addition the charity has a large collection of contemporary artwork which is displayed in healthcare premises across Scotland.
Taking part in these workshops can and does have a far reaching therapeutic effect. They enable individuals to come together to engage in art and social activities which can have a positive and lasting impact on self esteem and confidence. Participants are given the opportunity to build new skills, engage with others in a social and non threatening environment and make new friends. Workshops can also serve as a distraction to anxieties and bring routine, all of which have been shown to have a positive impact on the long term mental health and well being of those in the healthcare system. All Art In Healthcare’s workshops bring the power of creativity to people in times of need whether in a hospital, care home, community health centre, hospice or any other health care environment. This echoes Twitter Art Exhibit founder, David Sandum’s belief ‘Through art we can change the world’ – a fitting partnership.
Funds raised by TAE19 will enable Art in Healthcare to develop and extend their workshop programme to benefit more people within the healthcare system. All Art In Healthcare’s workshops bring the power of creativity to people in times of need whether in a hospital, care home, community health centre, hospice or any other health care setting.
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