Author Archive

October 3, 2013

National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing

The National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing is based in the United Kingdom and comprises organisations from across the country working together to develop a new voice for arts and health. Supported by Arts Council England, this work has involved the development of a Charter for Arts Health and Wellbeing.

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Health Arts Society

The Health Arts Society deliversprofessional music and theatre performances to audiences in health care facilities, providing those isolated from our arts community the experience of enjoying performance arts in their own health care setting.

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Arts and Health Alliance

Arts and Health Alliance (formerly Global Alliance for Arts & Health) was a geographically global and multidisciplinary alliance whose past publications are a valuable resource to advancing arts as integral to healthcare.

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Arts Health Network

Arts Health Network is Canada’s primary arts and health knowledge sharing, networking and capacity building hub, helping to promote and facilitate the development and growth of arts and health initiatives across Canada.

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First Nations Health Authority

​The First Nations Health Authority took over health program and service delivery responsibilities from Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch in British Columbia on October 1, 2013.        

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First Nations Health Authority Launch

The First Nations Health Authority took over the budget and responsibility for administrating and managing health care services for Aboriginal Peoples in BC on October 1, 2013. The Vancouver Sun reports.

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October 2, 2013

Creativity and Geography: Toward a Politicized Intervention

This special issue of the Geographical Review  academic journal was co-edited by Drs. Sallie A. Marsten and Sarah de Leeuw, with a special focus on creativity and geography. Their introduction outlines the connections, and their importance, between geographical understandings of social systems and communities, and how creative expression rooted in geographical place informs ways of knowing, living and being. “The distinguishing feature of this special issue of the Geographical Review is an overt …

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Lake Issue No. 7

This special issue of Lake released in 2012, was co-edited by Sarah de Leeuw and Dr. Margo Greenwood with an explicit focus on health, indigenous peoples and place. It features works from Leah Dorion, Jeff Thomas, Susan Telfer, Nikki Marchand, Michael Nicoll Yagulanaas, and Warren Cariou.

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Northword Magazine

Northword Magazine is an independent, regional magazine dedicated to bringing insight into the activities that define “way of life” as it is in northern British Columbia. A crucial focus of this magazine is to reaffirm the connectedness and uniqueness of northern ways of being and creating community, and to celebrate and illuminate a lifestyle characterized by collective dedication.

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Lake – Journal of Arts and Environment

  Lake is a multi-disciplinary journal that publishes fiction, poetry, critical essays, interviews, reviews and visual arts related to the environment. It is housed within the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at University of British Columbia – Okanagan.

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Nak’azdli First Nation

Nak’azdli First Nation is a Guiding Collaborator and community partner on Art Days and other HARC projects. Since 2010, the Nak’azdli Band Council, Health Centre, and other community organizations and members have welcomed Sarah de Leeuw to contribute to, participate in and work with community initiatives, events and issues. Nak’azdli is located on Necoslie I.R. No. 1 in Fort St. James; 60km north of Vanderhoof or 153km northwest of Prince George. There …

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September 24, 2013

Me & My 2 Dead Brotherz

This provocative piece, a house post totem pole created in red cedar by renowned contemporary Gitxsan carver Ya’Ya Heit invokes the connections between creative expression, lived experience, place, story, community, and health. Here is the story of how the totem pole came to be as written by the artist in the book “Seekers and Travellers: Contemporary Arts of the Pacific Northwest Coast” by Gary Wyatt (Douglas & McIntyre, 2012; pg. 104). Me …

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