Meet-up – Art in Healthcare
19 maart 2020
Meetup Art in Healthcare
By supplementing medicine and care, the arts can improve the health of people who experience mental or physical health problems. Engaging in the arts can promote prevention of disease and build wellbeing.
In response to the growing awareness of the value of the arts in the healthcare environment, supported by a growing body of scientific research, hospitals throughout the Western world are expanding their collections of artworks, organizing events with music, and creative therapies. By supplementing medicine and care, the arts can improve the health of people who experience mental or physical health problems.In this meetup we dive into the world of Art in Healthcare: what are the benefits of applying art in healthcare? What are the potentials?
Margo Groeneveld strengthens the Early Phase Innovation and Prevention team as innovation manager at Rijnstate. This team, led by Marc Rinkes, is co-founder of programs such as GO! Gezond Onderweg en Community of Care (communityofcare.nl).
Kim Erkens is the founder of Vergeet-mij-liedje. In cooperation with Company New Heroes and Alzheimer Nederland, she made over 50 musical video-portraits of people with dementia. The portraits are published online as well as in physical exhibitions. With this project, she wants to break shame and let us see how inspiring, funny and special people with dementia are. In her presentation she will give insights about her way of work and some tips and tricks to do it yourself. She will also explain why music has such a strong effect on people with dementia.