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dc.contributor.authorLewis, Lydia
dc.contributor.authorSpandler, Helen
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-05T12:50:22Z
dc.date.available2019-03-05T12:50:22Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-01
dc.identifier.issn2040-2457en
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/jaah.10.1.9_1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/622160
dc.description.abstractCommunity-based participatory arts projects have been shown to promote well-being and mental health recovery. One reason for this is because they provide opportunities for mutuality – connectedness to others and different kinds of sharing and reciprocity. Yet research into mental health arts projects has not focused on shared creative practice between participants/members and practitioners. This article reports on qualitative research in an arts and mental health organization employing an open studio approach in which art therapists made art alongside members. It explores the possibilities for, and tensions associated with, generating mutuality between studio managers and members through this approach. Conducted from a critically engaged, feminist sociological perspective, the study encompassed an analytical focus on power, especially gender relations. Findings are presented along three themes: (de)constructing and obscuring relational asymmetries; mutual acceptance and its limits; and maintaining, working with and challenging ‘boundaries’. Implications for applied arts and mental health practice are highlighted.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIntellect Ltden
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jaah/2019/00000010/00000001
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectmental healthen
dc.subjectcreative practiceen
dc.subjectgenderen
dc.subjectmutualityen
dc.subjecttherapeutic communityen
dc.subjectopen studioen
dc.titleBreaking down boundaries? Exploring mutuality through art-making in an open studio mental health settingen
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Applied Arts and Healthen
dc.date.accepted2019-01-31
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW050319LLen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-04-01en
dc.source.volume10
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage9
dc.source.endpage23
refterms.dateFCD2019-03-05T12:50:23Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2020-04-01T00:00:00Z


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