the Story & the Stats: mental health recovery through participatory arts
research presentation fundraising event
Wednesday January 25, 2017
Bell Let’s Talk Day
6PM | Artbeat alumni art sale | wine & cheese | live music by Bart House Band
7PM | research presentation
Brodie Centre Atrium, University of Manitoba, 727 McDermot Ave
Donations gratefully accepted
A MIXED METHOD INVESTIGATION OF THE IMPACT OF INVOLVEMENT IN A PARTICIPATORY ARTS PROGRAM IN CANADA: EFFECT OF INVOLVEMENT IN ARTBEAT STUDIO INC.
Authors: Dr. Renée El-Gabalawy, Dr. Tracey Bone, & Dr. Susan Holm
Participatory arts programs (PAP), such as Artbeat Studio Inc., are community-based organizations aimed at enhancing well-being of consumers through the creation of art. This programming has garnered attention across the United Kingdom; however, significantly fewer PAPs have been implemented across Canada. The current mixed method study evaluated the effects of participation in Artbeat Studio Inc., a non-profit community-based program aimed at promoting recovery, empowerment, and community through artistic expression.
VIBRANT LIVES, VIBRANT COMMUNITIES: EVALUATING THE IMPACTS OF STUDIO CENTRAL PROGRAMMING
Authors: Fran Schellenberg, Melissa Hiebert
The programs at Studio Central, a project of Artbeat Studio, focus on facilitating the creation of art as a means of “inspiring personal passion, connecting generations, bridging diverse groups, and serving as a catalyzing symbol of the people as a community”. An evaluation advisory committee was established to provide input into the development of a logic model and an evaluation plan. The evaluation focused on: Personal and professional impacts of the programs on participants, volunteers/mentors; Impacts on career path of Artbeat alumni in the art field; and Impacts on the surrounding community.