Journal article

Long-term impacts of artistled songwriting workshops with individuals in regional Australia: A pilot study

Felicity A Baker, Neryl Jeanneret, Bec Watt

Journal of Applied Arts & Health | Intellect | Published : 2017


Young people in regional communities demonstrate poorer long-term economic, health and employment outcomes than do youth from urban areas. Active participation in creative arts has the potential to improve educational performance, enhance personal development and improve social cohesion in socially excluded communities.The Musomagic programme represents a creative arts partnership model between school, community and artist, engaging young people in regional and remote communities in songwriting and music video workshops. This retrospective study used inductive and iterative thematic analysis of interviews with seven Musomagic mentors to examine the long-term impacts on the lives of young peo..

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