USA - International Document

Bringing the Arts to Life: A Guide to the Arts and Long-Term Care

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Rollins J

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Global Alliance for Arts & Health

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The Global Alliance for Arts & Health and IDEAS Institute partnered to collect information from long-term care communities, artists, creative arts therapists, and arts organizations to examine the extent to which they provide arts programs (led by professional artists or creative arts therapists) that facilitate resident engagement—a cornerstone to quality of life.

Bringing the Arts to Life focuses on strategies and systems to support active engagement in the arts for individuals in long-term care communities from the perspectives of both long-term care communities and artists/arts organizations.

Section I provides information on how to get started:

Section II offers specific information on developing arts programming for long-term care

Section III presents a range of arts programs that have been used successfully in long-term care.


Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Participant Group: Older Adults

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Rollins,J. (2013). Bringing the Arts to Life: A Guide to the Arts and Long-Term Care .