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Arts on prescription and museums: a conversation with Dr Tasha Golden
Episode 12222nd February 2024 • The Art Engager • Claire Bown
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In this episode of the Art Engager podcast, host Claire Bown talks with Dr. Tasha Golden about the role arts and culture can play in public health, discussing Tasha's journey from singer-songwriter to public health scientist and the impact of social prescribing on healthcare.

They delve into the ways museums are becoming active participants in community health, sharing examples and practical tips for cultural institutions. The conversation also covers the practical application of the Arts on Prescription field guide and the importance of inclusive access, diversity training, and self-care for educators and creatives in the arts.

(0:00:13) - Dr. Tasha Golden's journey from musician to public health scientist and the success of the CultureRx pilot program.

(0:12:15) - An in-depth look at social prescribing and arts on prescription's potential impact on social isolation.

(0:18:14) - Museums promoting health and well-being through innovative programming and partnerships.

(0:27:42) - The importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion training, trauma-informed practice, and self-care for creatives and educators.

(0:38:11) - Wrap-up and resources.


Arts on Prescription Field Guide

“How We Human,” Mental Health and Trauma-Informed Practice training — designed specifically for artists and arts organizations:

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