Arts in Health Research Collective (AHRC)
We are a group of creative arts therapies researchers working together to enhance understanding of the role of the arts in health and wellness. Situated in Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts, our collective is comprised of Creative Arts Therapies Department faculty who are recognized leaders in innovative arts in health scholarship and research creation. We work in close collaboration with visionary community and university partners. Creative Arts Therapists are credentialed professionals with extensive training and expertise in disciplines that uniquely integrate the arts and health and wellness.
Arts include the full array of arts media : Music, drama, visual arts and dance/movement therapy. Health and wellness is understood from a framework that moves beyond the physical and preventative to encompass a broad focus on helping individuals and communities reach their full potential for living well.