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Arts and Health Project

  • Status:
    Project 
  • Main Communities Served:
    Seniors, The project targets vulnerable populations of older adults. 
  • Main Catchment Area:
    British Columbia, There are presently six Arts & Health Project sites in Vancouver and North Vancouver. 
  • Languages:
    English, Cantonese, Mandarin 
  • Arts Focus:
    The six current workshop sites each focus on different methods of art production include puppet theatre, choir, mixed media arts, painting and drawing, digital storytelling, and writing and performance. 
  • Main Community-Engaged Arts / Arts for Social Change Activities:
    The project provides community-engaged arts programming for targeted communities of vulnerable seniors, led by a professional artist. The seniors and artists work together to develop work that is important to them.

    Different than a classroom dynamic, this project is a working collaboration that draws on the skills and experience of everyone within the group. The project is free of charge. The project is coordinated through the Arts, Culture and Environmental Art Office of the Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation and is affiliated with British Columbia. 
  • Mandate/Mission:
    The long term goal of the project is to facilitate strong and healthy communities that engage seniors as full and active participants in the arts, and that value the arts as a key contributor to the health of all people.
    The project strives to maintain and improve the well-being and health of vulnerable seniors through active, ongoing participation in community-based arts practices facilitated by professional artists from different arts disciplines.

    The expansion of the site delivery program and the development of on-line resource packages over the next few years will support healthy aging and professional development across BC. 
  • Additional Info:
    Four groups of seniors and artists work within the our current three year mentorship initiative at sites across Vancouver and North Vancouver.
    Project alumni elders and seniors' groups continue at work across the area and participate in our annual Showcase Exhibition and presentation in June each year at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation centre. Please seeartsandhealthproject.com for ongoing project updates. 
  • Main Contact Name:
    Margaret Naylor, Project Coordinator 
  • Phone:
    (604) 718-5857 
  • Main Contact Email:
    margaret.naylor@vancouver.ca 
  • Website:
  • Address:
    7646 Prince Albert St (Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre)
    Vancouver, BC  V5X 3Z4 

Last updated on 2015-11-03 15:38:15. Photos credit of: Arts & Health Project - Submitted by: Margaret Naylor, Project Coordinator