ArtsHealth is the connection between the humanities and creative arts, and health, medicine, science and well-being.
ArtsHealth: Centre for Research and Practice brings together the research of academics and post-graduate students in the creative arts with those of academics in the social sciences, sciences, humanities, education, architecture and medicine to focus on studies that investigate and promote community health and public and community-based arts and the development of culturally rich and sustainable social environments.
The research focus of the centre falls into three broad areas:
- The Humanities/Creative Arts and Medical Science
- Creativity, Culture, Community and Wellbeing
- Practice-based Research
" The one cogent argument for including art schools in Universities is the possibility for cross departmental research and collaboration. This is sadly rare in most of our Universities or at best token but here in Newcastle the cooperation between Health, Art and Architecture has been excellent. The powerful connection between memory, objects, spaces and emotional engagement with the real world makes this a natural area for common interest but as far as I know it is most clearly articulated in this University and this community."
Anthony Bond OAM
Assistant Director, Curatorial & Head Curator International Art
Art Gallery of NSW