CALL FOR PAPERS
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC THERAPY
36th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
May 12-15, 2010
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
We recently heard from IJCAIP subscriber, Zarei Fatemeh, an artist who is currently working in the medical sciences field in Iran. She shares with us below the story of her art and work in health and education.
" I am a minimalist painter so I try to see things as abstract and simple based on a world that is free of bureaucratic complexity and complexity in relationship and discipline. In a complex world we can tend to see, feel and behave in complex ways. One of my artistic symbols is bamboo. Bamboo may be seen as a simple plant that grows in water but it is, in fact, a straight and hard plant. We see in this simple and clear context that even free of nutrients, the strength and power of the bamboo is revealed. Health also is like this. A simple clear mind is healthier than an over complicated one."
"I have been an artist for eight years and have participated in over 10 art exhibits in Iran. My work is created in acrylic and water colour. I work in health education and promotion with an MS degree from The University of Medical Sciences, Iran. I am working at Qazin University in the medical science field as a member of the health faculty, secretariat of health promotion unit. My aspiration is to continue my major in health promoting my art as well."
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Contemporary Text Features Collection of Research Based Accounts About Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice
Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change is a contemporary research text which will feature a comprehensive collection of informative and illustrative accounts from leading health researchers, social scientists, artists, therapists, nurse educators and professionals, stories of topical research along with dynamic examples demonstrating how the creative arts in many forms as inquiry and in action applied across disciplines can make a critical difference for individuals and society as a whole.”
What are a few of the general topic areas which are featured in the book?
- Arts and research in aging and health, caregiving, training
- Arts informed methods in CBR, Community Based Research
- Arts and research in work for social change
- Narrative methods in medical education
- Story used in healthcare education
- Performative methods in health raising awareness about lived experiences vulnerable populations
Visit the book blog: "Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change"
Sunday, July 5, 2009
The Breast Cancer Project
October 6 - 16The Arts Project
A partial installment of The Breast Cancer Project will be exhibited at The Arts Project, 203 Dundas St, London, Ontario from October 6 to October 16th. The opening night gala, "Something Beautiful" will be hosted on October 8th, from 6 - 10pm, with speeches beginning at 8pm. All funds raised are going to the Translational Breast Cancer Research Unit at the London Regional Cancer Program .
Read more about The Breast Cancer Project here
See a Youtube video excerpt about the project
Thursday, July 2, 2009
NFB-TVO DOCUMENTARY CALLING CARD PROGRAM
NFB-TVO CALLING CARD PROGRAM: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR DOC CREATORS IN ONTARIO TO MAKE A NEW MEDIA OR BROADCAST DOCUMENTARY
The Calling Card Program provides an opportunity for emerging filmmakers and new-media teams from Ontario to work with the NFB and TVO to create documentaries for new-media platforms and television broadcast. 2009 marks the first year that the Calling Card Program has been expanded to feature an interactive new media category.
Documentaries must be original, character-driven narratives with a focus on social, political and cultural issues. The submission deadline is August 31, 2009. The winning team in each category (new media and television broadcast) will be awarded $45,000 and receive mentorship from members of the film and new-media community to take their doc from concept to television premiere or online launch.
The winning 30-minute TV documentary will have its premiere broadcast on TVO's flagship Canadian documentary series The View From Here. The winning on-line interactive documentary will be launched and hosted at both nfb.ca and tvo.org.
Music and Singing for Health , Workshop Introduces Music as Medicine, Sacred Singing, Healing Harmonies
Workshops with Don Hill
Modern neuroscience is affirming what vocalists and shamans have known for years: Singing is healthy for you and specific vocal styles that play on 'harmonic overtones' stimulate the sense of well-being.
Harmonic overtones are embedded within sacred choral music performed worldwide.
In this introductory workshop, you will hear and learn how Tibetan monks, Gregorian chanters and Mongolian overtone singers create the powerful healing and meditative qualities associated with ritual chanting and overtone harmonics.
A complementary instructional DVD is bundled with the workshop.
The introductory workshop will be held in MONTREAL: Friday 10 JULY (beginning at 7 PM) and all day Saturday 11 JULY at 5706 Queen Mary Road (Hampstead).
In EDMONTON: Friday 21 AUGUST (beginning at 7 PM) and all day Saturday 22 AUGUST at the Westwood Unitarian Congregation church at 11135 - 65 Avenue (close to the Parkallen community centre).
Don Hill, formerly host of CBC's "Tapestry ", is a member of the creative faculty and the podcast voice of The Leadership Lab at the Banff Centre's Leadership Development Program. His counsel is part of a gathering of leading edge thinkers from the areas of leadership, popular media and the voice and vocal arts. He has been commissioned (2009) to develop ‘sound explorer’, a new acoustic modality for teaching the art of leadership. With the CKUA Radio Network (2007-2009), a listener-supported public broadcaster in Alberta, Don created and hosted Inspiring Leadership (20 half-hour episodes), and Inspiring Leadership 2.0, a thirteen-part documentary series, which featured conversations with over one hundred leaders about the challenges of sustainability and environmental leadership in the 21st century.