The full and complete version of the Art for Wellness Toolkit has just been released! It offers art activity ideas and instructions for use in the community care sector. The contents for the kit were gathered from a pilot art residency, involving 10 artists, nine nursing homes and over 100 nursing home residents. It is… Continue reading Fresh from the oven! Art for Wellness Toolkit
Another milestone for Arts for wellness in Nursing home! So glad to be part of this project as an artist mentor, curator and toolkit contributor. This Toolkit features a selection of art activities utilising a range of techniques that was designed by artists for the Community Care sector’s inaugural Arts Residency. The pilot was held under… Continue reading Launch of Art Toolkit
The Arts in Eldercare Seminar is an annual platform bringing together social and healthcare practitioners, artists, community leaders and funders to advocate the value of the arts for seniors. This year, the platform will cover topics such as digital approaches to engaging seniors through the arts, and integrating the arts in residential and community care… Continue reading Arts In Eldercare Seminar 2018
The inaugural interdisciplinary course on Arts, Ageing and Wellbeing developed by me kicked off to a fun and engaging start last evening. The course is the first-of-its-kind in Singapore that exposes and promotes exploration of the arts in the context of ageing. It is part of the MSc in Applied Gerontology Programme http://www.sss.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/Gerontology/Pages/Curriculum.aspx . The… Continue reading Inaugural Postgrad Course on Arts, Ageing and Wellbeing
Towards a caring practice: reflections the processes and components of arts-health practice Link to Article To Cite: Michael Koon Boon Tan (2018) Towards a caring practice: reflections the processes and components of arts-health practice, Arts & Health, DOI: 10.1080/17533015.2018.1494452 ABSTRACT Background: Many arts and health studies have focused on evaluating the impact of participatory arts… Continue reading New Publication
Tan, Michael Koon Boon, 2018, Connecting reminiscence, art making and cultural heritage: A pilot art-for-dementia care programme, Journal of Applied Arts & Health, Volume 9, Number 1, 1 April 2018, pp. 25-36(12) https://doi.org/10.1386/jaah.9.1.25_1 Abstract Incidence of dementia in Singapore is increasing and strategies to care for people with dementia are necessary. Let’s Have Tea at the Museum is a pilot… Continue reading Recent Publication: Connecting reminiscence, art making and cultural heritage: A pilot art-for-dementia care programme
Sparks! Art Wellness Exhibition is the first of its kind that showcases the artworks created by residents from Nine Nursing homes in Singapore. The exhibition is an outcome of a pilot Artist-In-Residency (AIR) project jointly organised by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) and the National Arts Council (NAC) under the AIC Wellness Programme in… Continue reading Sparks! Art Wellness Exhibition Opens
Congratulations to the ADM Arts and Health Troopers! Undergraduate Grace Goh, Cassandra Seah and June Khaw Art and design for health and wellbeing projects have been featured in: Straits Time, Creating Fun and Games to stir up Memories, 10 October 2017, B13 Berita Harian, Gah!,Permainan galak pesakit demensia berinteraksi, 13 September 2017 LianHeZaoBao (联合早报), 刺激感官练脑力 南大生为失智病人设计“吃饱没”游戏… Continue reading ADM Arts and Health Troopers in the News!
Here we go! URECA (AY16/17) Students Grace, Cassandra and June exhibiting their creation at the 2nd Arts&Health Festival. Their work will undertake further trial with patients at the hospital. Well done ladies!
Congratulation to Ng Wei-En Serene, my Visual Communication FYP student (Academic Year 2012/2013) for publishing her FYP Project. The Great Hospital Adventure is now available for purchase from Epigram! Drawing on every child’s inevitable experience of being separated from his or her parents or guardian while in the hospital, The Great Hospital Adventure in Space seeks to attend… Continue reading The Great Hospital Adventure, 2017, Serene Ng (ADM Alumni)