What do we mean by ‘Arts’?

The Arts encompass much more than just art classes we may remember from school. Even those who do not consider themselves ‘artistic’ are likely to engage with arts regularly, often without realising. The Arts are integral to our world and have positive health and social benefits.

“Art activity can take many forms, including visual and performing arts, crafts, dance, film, literature, music and singing, culinary arts, gardening, and visiting concert halls, galleries, heritage sites, libraries, museums and theatres. …Health and social care environments, such as community pharmacy, should also be considered as places where engagement with the arts could take place” – R.Dhital, The Pharmaceutical Journal, 2018, Arts and Health