November is Arts & Health Month - an internationally-recognized month to celebrate and raise awareness about arts’ contributions to health, healing and wellbeing.
As the field gains momentum worldwide, we’re adding our voices to the global Arts & Health conversation and invite you to join us!
SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN! #artshealthmonth
From November 1 to 30, participate in the #artshealthmonth social media campaign by uploading photos/videos of Arts & Health projects to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram. Use the #artshealthmonth hashtag, and #Canada if you have room in your 140 character post, as other countries have been invited to participate too!
ARTS & HEALTH MONTH CHALLENGE!
“We invite people to tell us their stories – in words or videos or pictures – of how they have integrated art into their daily life and its impact on their mood and energy level,” Ludmila Jagiellicz, president of the board of directors for AHNC. “We call it the ‘Arts Health Month Challenge’. Arts activities could be listening to music, going dancing, painting a picture or taking a photograph. We hope people will see that these small, individual acts can make difference.” Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for daily prompts, and tag us with your progress using the #artshealthmonth hashtag.
Download the Arts & Health Month logo and add it to your presentations, your personal or professional website, social media profile, and even to your email signature!
MAPPING ARTS & HEALTH ACROSS CANADA!
Arts Health Network Canada is pleased to present a digital map of Arts & Health initiatives in Canada. Check it out! If your Arts & Health initiative, organization or research project is not yet on the map, send a short description & web link to firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTS & HEALTH INFOGRAPHIC!
CHECK OUT THE ARTS & HEALTH MINI-DOC!
In partnership with AHNC’s founding community partner, Arts Health BC, Arts Health Network Canada has created this mini documentary exploring arts & health in the province of BC. The full version of the mini-doc is now available on the AHNC site.
EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES!
Help us help you! Send us info about any local “Arts & Health” events and opportunities in November (or any month) to add to the AHNC website calendar. We are here to promote and share the good work being done across Canada. Send info to email@example.com
ARTS & HEALTH MONTH - BACKGROUND
November Arts & Health Month was originally launched by the Global Alliance for Arts & Health/Society for the Arts in Healthcare in the United States as an opportunity for organizations and individuals worldwide to promote the integration of the arts—including literary, performing, and visual arts and design—into a wide variety of healthcare and community settings for therapeutic, educational, and expressive purposes.
In 2015, Arts & Health leaders from around the world agreed to continue promoting Arts & Health Month in November as a time to host awareness-raising events, heighten media attention, celebrate the positive impact the arts can have on health, wellbeing & health-service delivery and encourage more people to engage with the arts, for the health of it!