NASAA'S ARTS IN CLINICAL SETTINGS
The growing movement of integrating the arts and arts based therapies into health care environments—such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and mental-health facilities— is propelled by the many benefits of engaging in creative experiences or activities. This strategy sampler summarizes the many ways state arts agencies can foster creative engagements in health care environments. Based on a review of research, SAA program materials and conversations with SAA staff, it lifts up model practices and considers the evidence of how the arts support people of all ages in medical settings. It concludes with tips for how SAAs can begin or advance their support of arts based efforts in health care as well as a set of recommended resources for designing and planning programs.
NASAA'S ARTS IN CLINICAL SETTINGS
ARTSFUND SOCIAL IMPACT OF THE ARTS STUDY
The ArtsFund Social Impact of the Arts Study frames a new way of understanding the public value of the arts in King County. How are arts advancing community priorities and positive outcomes for participants and non-participants alike? With primary focus on youth development & education, health & wellness, and neighborhood vitality, the study probes the potential for arts to influence more equitable outcomes. The report combines a county-wide public poll; a landscape scan of King County arts, cultural, and heritage nonprofits; a substantive review of 150+ national research resources; and case studies of ten regional arts organizations.
BUILDING ARTS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
The questions in this work kit provide a structure for developing and planning an arts and community partnership.It is intended to tease out assumptions that lie within the impulses for the project. To build an effective partnership, these assumptions must be known and shared. The process in this kit will aid in creating consensus and discovering the way to informed agreement.
BUILDING ARTS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
The questions in this work kit provide a structure for developing and planning an arts and community partnership. The kit is intended to tease out assumptions that lie within the impulses for the project.
CATALYST INITIATIVE PILOT PROJECT REPORTS
This is the first series of reports on the Catalyst Initiative, a program of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice. It chronicles the one-year journeys of artists teaming up with non-arts partners within a community to tackle projects ranging from community engagement and visioning processes to creative education practices and organizational capacity building.
CATALYST INITIATIVE: ARIZONA
In this project, artist Elizabeth Burden, based in Tucson AZ, engaged a small collective of local artists to work with several Tucson organizations — each of which addresses public transit and access-related issues in the community. Their work together focused on creating a public engagement strategy and online platform called Transit Talks aimed at bringing the public into dialogue with public and private decision-makers around public transit culture and options in Tucson. Their story over a year of collaboration is one of multi-disciplinary public acts, civic dialogue, and a culminating invitation from a major local player in the transit ecology to continue and grow Transit Talks as an ongoing public engagement strategy