Day One / 14th September 12:00
This session will be run by Brendan Douglas, Roger McKinley and Victoria Pratt.
Increasingly there has been a focus across many of the major funding bodies on arts-and-humanities-led collaborative work in the creative economy. As a consequence of this, new models of collaboration are increasing in scope and number, from research residencies and cultural interventions to entrepreneurial artists prototyping in vivo in dementia care settings and novel approaches to evaluating the impact and experience of art.
In this session we will discuss with artists, researchers and cultural organisations the hows and whys of considering the arts not as a therapeutic or environment-enhancing adjunct to core health challenges, but as but as a transformative tool and innovative process that challenges and offers an alternative modus operandi to established ideas about dementia.
With a focus on Health and Wellbeing, we will be looking at the emerging role of arts and cultural interventions aligned to new creative technologies for improving wellbeing and resilience. A key focus will be on new opportunities for aligning arts and cultural interventions with research, diagnostics and care across challenging cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary endeavour.