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The guideline documents contained here encourage best practice in the planning and delivery of arts and health projects.

  • Dementia & Imagination: Research Informed Approaches to Visual Arts Programmes

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    This handbook is a set of useful ideas and recommendations that come from a robust research project setting out some foundations for developing visual arts projects with and for people affected by dementia. Dementia & Imagination was funded by the AHRC and ESRC as a part of the Cross-Council Connected Communities Programme, UK.

    Author:
    Clive Parkinson, Gill Windle and Katherine Taylor

    Publisher:
    Dementia & Imagination

    Year:
    2017

    Context:
    dementia

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • Health Building Note: Dementia-friendly Health and Social Care Environments

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    A set of design principles for dementia-friendly environments in healthcare buildings. The document highlights the importance of artwork in the environment as well as calling for dedicated spaces for music and reminiscence activities.

    Publisher:
    Department of Health UK

    Year:
    2015

    Context:
    People with dementia

    Artform:
    Environmental enhancement

  • Towards Confident Film-making: Programme Handbook

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    This workbook is a resource for young people's organisations interested in delivering film projects. It was written in response to a pilot workshop of Towards Confident Film Making held in July, 2013 in Cobh Youth Services.

    Author:
    Andrew Monaghan, Jane Lee

    Publisher:
    First Cut Youth Film Project

    Year:
    2014

    Context:
    Young people

    Artform:
    Film

  • Health Building Notes: General design guidance for healthcare buildings

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    Health Building Notes give best practice guidance on the design and planning of new healthcare buildings and on the adaptation/extension of existing facilities.

    Publisher:
    Department of Health UK

    Year:
    2014

    Artform:
    Various

  • Good practice in the design of homes and living spaces for people with dementia and sight loss

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    These guidelines are based on findings from a study which aimed to assess the research evidence around what works well for visually impaired people with dementia in terms of the design of their homes and the things in them.

    Author:
    Alison Bowes, Alison Dawson and Louise McCabe, Corinne Greasley-Adams

    Publisher:
    University of Stirling

    Year:
    2014

    Context:
    Older people

  • Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit

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    This toolkit provides a range of resources to help volunteer-involving arts organisations of all sizes to better engage and manage their volunteers.

    Publisher:
    Voluntary Arts Ireland, Volunteer Ireland

    Year:
    2013

    Context:
    Volunteers

    Artform:
    Various

  • Arts and Volunteering: A practical toolkit for arts organisations and groups seeking to involve volunteers (PDF)

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    The need for this publication was identified by Volunteer Now and Voluntary Arts Ireland through various pieces of research into volunteering in the arts sector in Northern Ireland.

    Author:
    Voluntary Arts Ireland, Volunteer Now

    Publisher:
    Voluntary Arts Ireland, Volunteer Now

    Year:
    2012

    Context:
    Volunteers

    Artform:
    Various

  • Garda Vetting and the Arts – An Overview (PDF)

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    An overview to Garda vetting and the arts in Ireland

    Author:
    Arthur Duignan

    Publisher:
    Create

    Year:
    2010

  • Participatory Arts Practice in Healthcare Contexts (PDF)

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    Guidelines for good practice for artists and healthcare professionals engaged in participatory arts practice in the healthcare contexts in Ireland

    Author:
    Mike White, University of Durham

    Publisher:
    WHAT & HSE South (Cork) Arts & Health Programme

    Year:
    2009

    Artform:
    Participatory arts

  • Guidelines for taking and using images of children and young people in the arts sector (PDF)

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    Guidelines for arts organisations and artists working as arts practioners, facilitators or tutors making, recording and using images of children and young people.

    Author:
    The Arts Council

    Publisher:
    The Arts Council

    Year:
    2009

    Context:
    Children, Young people

  • Arts Council Solo Practitioner Guidelines (PDF)

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    Guidelines for artists working in a solo capacity as practitioneers, facilitators or tutors with children and young people.

    Author:
    The Arts Council

    Publisher:
    The Arts Council

    Year:
    2009

  • Artspulse Evaluation Toolkit (PDF)

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    A user-friendly guide to evaluating arts and wellbeing projects

    Author:
    Rhiannon Lister-Coburn

    Publisher:
    Rotherham MBC

    Year:
    2008

    Context:
    Evaluation

    Artform:
    Various

  • Working Creatively with Older People: A practical guide (PDF)

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    A practical guide for working creatively with older people

    Author:
    Arts in Health Partnership Working Group

    Publisher:
    HSE West

    Year:
    2007

    Context:
    Older people

  • Age & Opportunity Guidelines for Working with Older People in the Arts (PDF)

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    A resource for Bealtaine Festival organisers and others involved in the arts and older people

    Author:
    Orla Moloney

    Publisher:
    Age & Opportunity

    Year:
    2006

    Context:
    Older people

  • Arts in Hospital: Handling the Media (PDF)

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    A general introduction to handling the media including advice to people working on arts and health projects

    Author:
    Josie Aston

    Year:
    2006

  • Acting for the Future: Using drama and theatre to promote positive mental health (PDF)

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    A model of best practice for using drama workshops and professional theatre performances to promote positive mental health

    Author:
    Mary Moynihan & Paul Kennedy

    Publisher:
    Smashing Times Theatre Company

    Year:
    2006

  • Guidelines for the protection and welfare of children and young people in the arts sector (PDF)

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    A document to assist arts organisations in the development of their own individual child protection and welfare policies and procedures.

    Author:
    The Arts Council

    Publisher:
    The Arts Council

    Year:
    2005

    Context:
    Children, Young people

  • The Picture of Health (PDF)

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    A framework for the practice of arts in health settings

    Author:
    Eastern Regional Arts Committee

    Publisher:
    Eastern Regional Arts Committee

    Year:
    2004

  • Public Art: Per Cent for Art Scheme General National Guidelines

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    National guidelines for the implementation of the Percent for Art Scheme.

    Year:
    2004

    Context:
    Various

    Artform:
    Various

  • The Arts & Health Handbook: a practical guide (PDF)

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    This handbook puts arts and health in context, and presents a practical guide to setting up and managing an arts project within health and social care settings in Ireland.

    Author:
    The Arts Council

    Publisher:
    The Arts Council

    Year:
    2003

  • Health Services Intercultural Guide: Responding to the needs of diverse religious communities and cultures in healthcare settings (PDF)

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    A guide developed in response to an expressed need by healthcare staff across a range of cultural backgrounds for knowledge, skills and awareness in delivering care to people from backgrounds other than their own.

    Author:
    HSE

    Publisher:
    HSE

    Year:
    2003

  • Our Duty to Care (PDF)

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    The principles of good practice for the protection of children and young people

    Author:
    Department of Health & Children

    Publisher:
    Department of Health & Children

    Year:
    2002


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