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Chapter 25: National Arts and Wellbeing Policies and Implications for Wellbeing in Organizational Life

National Arts and Wellbeing Policies and Implications for Wellbeing in Organizational Life

National arts and wellbeing policies and implications for wellbeing in organizational life
Simon Ellis Poole Alison Clare Scott

Introduction

There is general agreement nowadays of the value of the arts to our health and wellbeing, for instance personal experience of music to lift depression, words to express our lived emotions, the aesthetic quality of a work of visual art that can take us to deeper understanding. The arts include a ‘broad and diverse landscape of interrelated creative practices and professions, including performance arts (including music, dance, drama, and theatre), literary arts (including literature, story, and poetry), and the visual arts (including painting, design, film) ...

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