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This section presents a range of policies and strategies relevant to arts and health practice.

  • Arts for Health Partnership Programme West Cork Strategy 2017-2020

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    Arts for Health is a partnership programme based in West Cork implementing a managed arts programme for older people in healthcare settings, embedded into the community hospitals and day care services. The strategy sets out to increase choice and accessibility within the programme, improve communications, and ensure the current quality provision is maintained. It provides an inclusive way of working that supports people living with dementia.

    Author:
    Arts for Health Partnership West Cork

    Publisher:
    Arts for Health Partnership West Cork

    Year:
    2017

    Context:
    Older people

    Artform:
    Various

  • NSW Health and the Arts Framework (AUS)

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    This Framework - which reflects the National Arts and Health Framework and the NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Framework (Create in NSW) - enables the NSW Health system to maximise the benefits of integrating the arts into the design and delivery of health services, and health messaging.

    Publisher:
    NSW Ministry of Health 2016

    Year:
    2016

    Context:
    Arts and health

    Artform:
    Various

  • Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022

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    Clár Éire Ildánach / Creative Ireland is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 – a five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy. Creative Ireland is a culture-based programme designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing.

    Publisher:
    Creative Ireland

    Year:
    2016

    Context:
    culture, framework

  • Making Great Art Work: Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)

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    The Arts Council strategy, Making Great Art Work, sets out its plan for leading the development of the arts in Ireland from 2016-2025, prioritising the artist and public engagement, and outlining a range of actions which the agency will take to deliver on its vision.

    Author:
    The Arts Council

    Publisher:
    The Arts Council

    Year:
    2015

    Context:
    Strategy

  • National Arts and Health Framework (Aus)

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    This framework has been developed to enhance the profile of arts and health in Australia

    Year:
    2014

    Context:
    Arts and health

    Artform:
    Various

  • The Irish National Dementia Strategy

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    This strategy sets out to improve the lives of people with dementia in Ireland.

    Author:
    Department of Health

    Publisher:
    Department of Health

    Year:
    2014

    Context:
    People with dementia

  • Healthy Ireland: A framework for improved health and wellbeing 2013-2025

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    Healthy Ireland is a national Framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Ireland over the coming generation.

    Publisher:
    Department of Health

    Year:
    2013

    Context:
    Policy

  • A Charter for Arts Health and Wellbeing

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    This Charter for Arts, Health and Wellbeing is the result of conversations across the nine regions of England

    Author:
    Rosie Jackson

    Publisher:
    Health and Wellbeing

    Year:
    2013

    Context:
    Arts and health

    Artform:
    Various

  • Arts for Health Partnership Programme West Cork Strategy 2013 – 2016

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    The strategy of Arts for Health, a managed arts programme for older people in healthcare settings, embedded into the community hospitals and day care services.

    Author:
    Arts for Health Partnership West Cork

    Publisher:
    Arts for Health Partnership West Cork

    Year:
    2013

    Context:
    Older people

    Artform:
    Various

  • Arts for Health Partnership Programme West Cork Strategy 2013 – 2016 flyer

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    A flyer detailing the strategy of Arts for Health, a managed arts programme for older people in healthcare settings, embedded into the community hospitals and day care services in West Cork.

    Author:
    Arts for Health Partnership West Cork

    Publisher:
    Arts for Health Partnership West Cork

    Year:
    2013

    Context:
    Older people

    Artform:
    Various

  • Arts, Health and Well-Being across the Military Continuum: White Paper and Framing a National Plan for Action

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    The first White Paper of the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military (US) recommends collective actions to help increase access to the arts as tools for healing and wellness for all military service men and women, medical staff, veterans, their families, and caregivers. The paper looks at the benefits of the arts across the entire military continuum, including pre-deployment, deployment, reintegration into community and family, veteran, and late-life care.

    Author:
    Judy Rollins - Lead Writer

    Publisher:
    Americans for the Arts, National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military

    Year:
    2013

    Artform:
    Various

  • The National Positive Ageing Strategy

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    The National Positive Ageing Strategy is a commitment in the Programme for Government, outlining Ireland's vision for ageing and older people and the national goals and objectives required to promote positive ageing. The Strategy identifies four national goals, the first of which is to ‘remove barriers to participation and provide more opportunities for the continued involvement of people as they age in all aspects of cultural, economic and social life in their communities according to their needs, preferences and capacities.’ Cultural and social participation is a key policy area addressed under this goal.

    Publisher:
    Department of Health

    Year:
    2013

    Context:
    Older people

  • Manifesto Part 2

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    This second manifesto promotes action and makes clear the vision of those interested in the relationship between the arts and society in the North of England. Further thoughts on arts, health and society.

    Author:
    Clive Parkinson

    Publisher:
    Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University

    Year:
    2012

    Context:
    Arts and health

    Artform:
    Various

  • Manifesto Part 1

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    This manifesto promotes action and makes clear the vision of those interested in the relationship between the arts and society in the North of England

    Author:
    Clive Parkinson

    Publisher:
    Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University

    Year:
    2011

    Context:
    Arts and health

    Artform:
    Various

  • Arts and Health: Policy and Strategy (PDF)

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    An arts and health policy and strategy developed by the Arts Council

    Author:
    The Arts Council

    Publisher:
    The Arts Council

    Year:
    2010

  • Making Inroads: Arts and Health Strategy 2009-2011 (PDF)

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    Kildare County Council's arts and health strategy.

    Author:
    Nicola Dunne

    Publisher:
    Kildare County Council

    Year:
    2009

    Context:
    Local Authority

  • HE+ART: A Participatory Arts and Health Strategy for Sligo 2007—2012 (PDF)

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    Sligo County Council's participatory arts and health strategy

    Author:
    Sligo Arts Service

    Publisher:
    Sligo Arts Service

    Year:
    2007

    Context:
    Local Authority

  • A Prospectus for Arts & Health Arts Council England (PDF)

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    This prospectus celebrates and promotes the benefits of the arts in improving everyone's wellbeing, health and healthcare, and its role in supporting those who work in and with the health service.

    Author:
    Arts Council of England

    Publisher:
    Arts Council of England

    Year:
    2007

  • A Vision for Change (PDF)

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    This report proposes a framework for mental health policy in Ireland

    Author:
    Department of Health & Children

    Publisher:
    The Stationery Office

    Year:
    2006

    Context:
    Mental Health

  • Trust In Care (PDF)

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    Policy for health service employers on upholding the dignity and welfare of patients/clients and the procedures for managing allegations of abuse against staff members

    Author:
    HSE Employer Representative Division

    Publisher:
    HSE

    Year:
    2005


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