Music therapy to help treat patients with schizophrenia. Collaborative live art practices that transform feelings of dislocation among refugees. Media arts training to foster inclusive social participation among persons with disabilities. These are just a few examples of the creative arts in action across a range of disciplines, making a critical difference for individuals and society. In this collection of creative research in action, leading academics, health researchers, physicians, educators, environmentalists, and artists share first-hand accounts of how they're using the creative arts in cutting-edge research and in methodologies for health, hope, and change. These compelling accounts demonstrate how the creative arts can cross disciplines and fields in search of solutions while creating new communities for change in the process.
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About the Author
Cheryl L. McLean is an independent scholar and publisher of The International Journal of the Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice (IJCAIP). A leading contributor to the field of the creative arts in interdisciplinary research, she has been a keynote speaker, lecturer and workshop facilitator at conferences and events across North America.
Robert Kelly, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Calgary with a special research focus on creative development and design thinking in teacher education. Robert is profiled on the University of Calgary's Great Teachers website and is a frequent keynote speaker on the topics of creative development and design thinking for innovation.
Table of Contents
Part I: Creative Arts in Research and Action for Community Change1. Community-based research, collaborating for change: Collaborating to tell stories of homelessness in Toronto, Izumi Sakamoto, Matthew Chin, and Cyndy Baskin2. Voice of the artist as researcher, homelessness in Toronto: Writing toward homelessness, an artist/researcher's reflections, Nancy Viva Davis Halifax3. Engaging neighbors, transforming toxic realities: Community environmental forum theatre using Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed to promote environmental justice, John SullivanFrom the FieldPhotography and theatre in HIV Research: The caregiving network, Javier Mignone, Carla Pindera, Jennifer Davis, Paula Migliardi, and Carol D.H. Harvey4. Our voice through pictures, mother and daughter: The story of a community-based Latina mother and daughter photovoice intervention, Carolyn Garcia and Sandi Lindgren5. Health disparities in our community, reflections in art and performance: A community-based participatory approach with arts as a translational bridge to knowledge, Olga Idriss DavisPart II: Performance in Health, Embodied Understandings6. Revealed by fire: A woman's personal story of grief, dance, and transformation, Lata Pada7. Ethnodramas about health and illness: Staging human vulnerability, fragility, and resiliency, Johnny Saldana8. Performance-based approaches and moving toward kinaesthetic understandings of illness in healthcare, April Nunes Tucker and Amanda Price9. Mining the depths: Performing stories of home and homelessness: How theatre can help create the space for deep listening and understanding, Ian Prinsloo, Jessie Negropontes, Sarada Eastham, Christine Walsh, and Gayle RutherfordPart III: Creative Arts in Action and Practice, Special Populations: Self Expression, Identity, Community10. Community media arts: Encouraging citizenship through creative self-expression, Lorna R. Boschman11. Rapping from the inside out: Music therapy and “rap” music with an individual diagnosed with schizophrenia, Anthony DiGiacomoFrom the FieldMusic and songwriting for closure at end-of-life, Amy Clements-Cortes12. An after school musical theatre programme: Community, hope, and transformation for a hard-of-hearing student, Theresa Webber, George Belliveau, and Graham W. LeaPart IV: Narrative and Story13. To be human with other humans: A caregiver's narrative, Susan K. MacRaeFrom the FieldCreative new directions in dietetics research and education: A voice for change, Catherine Morley14. Mapping resiliency: Building bridges toward the future in dietetics: An experiential arts-based narrative inquiry with dietetics professionals, Jacqui Gingras and Jennifer AtkinsFrom the FieldBringing what's on the inside out, Melany Cueva15. Creating a place for the arts in healthcare management education, Sherry Fontaine16. Honouring the patient's voice in health professional education, Seema ShahFrom the FieldDigital storytelling in the classroom: Promoting engaged learning, Christine Walsh17. Digital stories and experiential learning: Teaching medical students about patients as educators, Kim A. Bullock, Kathleen McNamara, and Donna CameronFrom the FieldSharing the voices of our elders through digital story, Patti Fraser18. My mother's body: An autoethnographical story: A story of grieving, remembering, and touch, John J. Guiney Yallop19. Paying tribute to caregivers through story, performance, and installation: Arts-informed research as a path to hope and change, Ardra Cole and Maura McIntyrePart V: Interdisciplinary Art Practice for Personal and Community Healing20. Performing beauty, practicing home: Collaborative live art and the transformation of displacement, Devora Neumark