Does the arts sector need more creative therapists?

More and more evidence points to the therapeutic effects of art and music, but can their makers also benefit?
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Those who experienced the power of art, music and live-streamed entertainment in a time of isolation can attest to the effectiveness of art and music therapy, or at least their therapeutic qualities for audiences.

But creative therapy can play a role in the art sector’s recovery as well, whether for the wellbeing of organisations or for artists themselves.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne.