March 2014 | Issue 11
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As the Arts & Health sector grows we are seeing more evidence-informed best practice guidelines. This month, I would like to draw your attention to a few of these resources that we have recently added to our website. If you are in any way using the arts as part of a research project, I strongly encourage you to read Guidelines for Ethical Visual Research Methods.  Practitioners who already undertake or aim to engage in participatory arts practice within the health care setting, should consider reading Participatory Arts Practices in Health Care Contexts. For those of you more inclined towards music, there is the Singing, Wellbeing & Health: Context, Evidence & Practice Guidelines. If you are involved in health care facility design you may benefit from reading the Guide to Evidence-Based Art.
If you know of other similar resources, please let us know about them so that we can share them with the network!
While the signs of spring are not yet fully evident across our country, to all those celebrating, we wish you a Happy Holi, Nowruz and Spring Equinox.
In the spirit of creativity and wellness,
Nicki Kahnamoui
Acting Executive Director, Arts Health Network Canada
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Arts and Health Champions

Taraneh Erfan King

Taraneh Erfan King is an Expressive Arts Therapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Alongside a private practice, Taraneh enjoys designing and facilitating workshops, creating art (typically drawings, paintings, photos and poems), teaching prenatal yoga, hosting mindfulness and meditation groups, dancing, practicing yoga, reading books and writing. 



Agewell Chataqua Project

The Agewell Chataqua Project invites you to create and submit small scale artwork that is an expression of your thoughts and feelings on aging: what it means to you; how that meaning is shaped and influenced by your external environment and society; how you are impacted by it, your hopes, worries, and struggles with it; and how the inevitability of it 

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Angela Taylor

Angela Taylor began working in the arts at age sixteen as a volunteer in community theatre. During this period she also took voice lessons from Savannah actor and voice professional, Les Taylor. In 2004, due to health issues, she turned to visual arts, painting being a pursuit she found to be therapeutic. One of Angela’s greatest joys comes from giving her art to others. She has donated art to several charities and non-profits, particularly those dealing with epilepsy, brain surgery and LGBTQ issues. Angela’s newest project, ArtCardsUnited,  
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April 1, 2014
Seniors Expressive Art Therapy Group
Vancouver, British Columbia
April 4, 2014
Music Recreation in Dementia Care
Prince George, British Columbia

April 5, 2014
Art Therapy Workshop: An Art Therapy Experience
Edmonton, Alberta

April 9-12, 2014
Global Alliance for Arts & Health - 25th Annual Conference
Houston, Texas

May 20, 2014
Music Recreation in Dementia Care
Vancouver, British Columbia

May 27- June 8, 2014
2014 National Health Leadership Conference
Banff, Alberta

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SAGE-ING with Creative Spirit, Grace & Gratitude - A Journal of the Arts & Aging Issue 11, Spring 2014

Public Engagement in the Arts

Guidelines for Ethical Visual Research Methods

Guide to Evidenced based Art

There Ought to Be Clowns

Make sure to check out our ever-growing database of arts & health journal articles on Mendeley.

More Resources>>

Contribute to the Arts Health Network Canada "Visual Dispensary" on Pinterest!

April 17, 2014

Call for Creative Expressions on Aging - Agewell Chataqua Project

April 22, 2014 
BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre Wellness Walkway Public Art

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