Welcome to Arts Health Antigonish
Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!) is a collaboration between artists, educators and health care workers to acknowledge, value and respect the immense contribution of the cultural sector to community vitality, vibrancy and health.
The mission of AHA! is to foster creative expression for community health
Featured Project – Arts Canopy
Since October of 2016, Arts Canopy has been providing arts based programming in music, visual arts, dance/movement, and poetry for people with dementia. It addresses the mental wellbeing of this growing population by providing meaningful ways for them to remain active, to retain their dignity, to encourage social engagement, to discover other ways of remembering, along with offering opportunities for creative expression. A team of professional artists and therapeutic artists from the local area facilitate Arts Canopy programming and offer creative spaces to enjoy the moment with others. Programs run once a week for ten weeks.