The use of the arts in health goes much further than simply feeling good. At the Arts Health Institute we partner with national research bodies to understand the effect the arts as an intervention, can Provide to healthcare delivery and have a lasting change to a person’s life.
Our research partners include academics from the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and the Australian Catholic University. We also support PhD candidates and undergraduate health science students through our programs. We always welcome opportunities to engage further with researchers to see wide-spread adoption of research knowledge into everyday practice.
We are currently working on:
- Reducing the use of anti-psychotic drugs in aged care facilities through artistic engagement.
- Improving cognition and mobility for people with advanced dementia through dance.
- Treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease through song and movement in our Shake Rattle & Roll choir.
- Providing new insight into the treatment of hemiplegia using agic based on the work of breathe arts health research (UK).
- Developing strategies and programs to create age-friendly creative cities in Australia.
Research informs every part of our work, every creative interaction, every moment between an artist and one of the 1000’s of people we interact every day.