Music without Borders
Bridges with Communities
Sandra Kirkwood   Music Health Australia
Not so long ago <ul><li>We used to work 1:1 with individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Governments funded rehabilitation clinics <...
What has  changed ? <ul><li>The demography of people in need (rising proportion of aged and people with a disability). </l...
Right to  participation  in cultural life <ul><li>The  National Aboriginal Health Strategy  states that &quot;health encom...
Primary Health Care  Convention <ul><li>UN/WHO Declaration of Alma Ata, 1978: </li></ul><ul><li>Health is a state of compl...
Health promotion  conventions <ul><li>6th Global Conference on Health Promotion: Bangkok 2005   5th Global Conference on H...
How to address  inequities? <ul><li>GROWING LEVELS OF HEALTH INEQUITY BOTH WITHIN AND AMONG COUNTRIES </li></ul><ul><li>CA...
Principles of  Music without Borders <ul><li>Support and enable people to bridge gaps (socio-cultural, geographic, economi...
Can we build  musical   bridges? DO WE HAVE THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COMMUNITY-BASED REHABILITATION THROUGH MUSIC?  SKILLED ...
Need for understanding Reconciliation and healing The Drumley’s Walk
ENVIRONMENT (Places of musical or sonic significance) OCCUPATION (Musical roles) Person- environment -occupation model   M...
Occupational Performance Model  Australia. Chapparo & Ranka 1996
Model of  social-ecological support Kirkwood, 2008 Personal factors Intra-personal relationships Community context Society...
Socio- Environmental  Model Kirkwood, 2008. History Time and Development  Cultural  Context Intrapersonal relationships, p...
Music Occupation:  Ethnomusicking <ul><li>Accessible, active performance </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnomusicking: helping people ...
Negotiating  LOCAL  meta narratives <ul><li>Purga Music Story and Harold Blair </li></ul><ul><li>Meet at Purga Music Museu...
Developing  Music Action plans <ul><li>Mapping existing music services and events. Participating and observing. </li></ul>...
Promoting:  Services <ul><li>Community music </li></ul><ul><li>Health Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Music Performance/Music ...
Networking:  Building   bridges <ul><li>Music Health e-mail group </li></ul><ul><li>Community-based music </li></ul><ul><l...
Invitation:  Please sign up today Membership forms available www.musichealth.com.au Music Health Australia
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Sandra Kirkwood's presentation on "Music Without Borders: Bridges With Communities" at the Musicological Society of Australia Conference, 26-28 September, 2009.

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Music Without Borders: Bridges with Communities

  1. 1. Music without Borders
  2. 2. Bridges with Communities
  3. 3. Sandra Kirkwood Music Health Australia
  4. 4. Not so long ago <ul><li>We used to work 1:1 with individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Governments funded rehabilitation clinics </li></ul><ul><li>To teach skills </li></ul><ul><li>Psycho-social development </li></ul><ul><li>Return to work </li></ul><ul><li>Curative approach </li></ul>Not so long ago…
  5. 5. What has changed ? <ul><li>The demography of people in need (rising proportion of aged and people with a disability). </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of the importance of cultural issues and social health. </li></ul><ul><li>Rise in unmet need - esp. rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Limited capacity for outreach. </li></ul><ul><li>‘Health for all’ principle. Everyone is responsible for health. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Right to participation in cultural life <ul><li>The National Aboriginal Health Strategy states that &quot;health encompasses the social, emotional, spiritual and cultural well-being of the whole community.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits&quot; (Article 27,  Universal Declaration of Human Rights , United Nations, 1948). </li></ul>
  7. 7. Primary Health Care Convention <ul><li>UN/WHO Declaration of Alma Ata, 1978: </li></ul><ul><li>Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and is a fundamental human right. Attaining the highest possible level of health is a worldwide social goal that requires the action of many sectors. </li></ul><ul><li>The existing gross inequality in people’s health status is unacceptable and is of common concern to all countries and people. </li></ul><ul><li>Economic and social development is essential to attaining “Health for All,” and health is essential to sustained development and world peace. </li></ul><ul><li>People have a right to participate in planning and implementing health care…bringing health as close as possible to where people live and work… </li></ul>
  8. 8. Health promotion conventions <ul><li>6th Global Conference on Health Promotion: Bangkok 2005 5th Global Conference on Health Promotion: Mexico 2000 4th Global Conference on Health Promotion: Jakarta 1997 3rd Global Conference on Health Promotion: Sundsvall 1991 2nd Global Conference on Health Promotion: Adelaide 1988 1st Global Conference on Health Promotion: Ottawa 1986 </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to address inequities? <ul><li>GROWING LEVELS OF HEALTH INEQUITY BOTH WITHIN AND AMONG COUNTRIES </li></ul><ul><li>CAN SOCIAL HEALTH ISSUES BE ADDRESSED THROUGH COMMUNITY-BASED REHABILITATION? </li></ul><ul><li>POVERTY </li></ul><ul><li>VIOLENCE </li></ul><ul><li>CRIME </li></ul><ul><li>DRUG MISUSE </li></ul><ul><li>INTER-GROUP CONFLICTS </li></ul>
  10. 10. Principles of Music without Borders <ul><li>Support and enable people to bridge gaps (socio-cultural, geographic, economic, educational). </li></ul><ul><li>Focus: Social determinants of health </li></ul><ul><li>Population-based programs </li></ul><ul><li>Use of local community resources </li></ul><ul><li>Creative collaboration – music / arts </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory action research </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-generational ‘Aging in place’ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Can we build musical bridges? DO WE HAVE THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COMMUNITY-BASED REHABILITATION THROUGH MUSIC? SKILLED WORKERS? SUITABLE PLACES? COSTS? CAN WE BRIDGE THE CULTURAL DIVIDE?
  12. 12. Need for understanding Reconciliation and healing The Drumley’s Walk
  13. 13. ENVIRONMENT (Places of musical or sonic significance) OCCUPATION (Musical roles) Person- environment -occupation model Mary Law et al.,1996 Modified by Kirkwood, 2008 PERSON (communities) LIFESPAN
  14. 14. Occupational Performance Model Australia. Chapparo & Ranka 1996
  15. 15. Model of social-ecological support Kirkwood, 2008 Personal factors Intra-personal relationships Community context Society Media & Policy
  16. 16. Socio- Environmental Model Kirkwood, 2008. History Time and Development Cultural Context Intrapersonal relationships, politics. Social attitudes, beliefs, and policy. Physical Environment Personal Factors & Quality of Life
  17. 17. Music Occupation: Ethnomusicking <ul><li>Accessible, active performance </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnomusicking: helping people to engage with music heritage and culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Musical contexts that are meaningful to people’s lives, emotions, values and beliefs, places of cultural, social, political significance. </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting and enabling musical roles of people’s choice. </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering people to have a voice: tell life stories, musical expression. </li></ul><ul><li>Social artistry, shared leadership. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Negotiating LOCAL meta narratives <ul><li>Purga Music Story and Harold Blair </li></ul><ul><li>Meet at Purga Music Museum. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn of the Century: Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band 1909-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Meet at Q150 Ipswich Highland Gathering, State Pipe and Drum Band Championships. Band hall. </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue through media: newspaper, radio, books, web, music performance. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Developing Music Action plans <ul><li>Mapping existing music services and events. Participating and observing. </li></ul><ul><li>Researching music heritage & culture </li></ul><ul><li>Focus groups and consultation. </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming aspirations for future </li></ul><ul><li>Developing community-based music action plans with stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory placed-based planning and inter-professional collaboration. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Promoting: Services <ul><li>Community music </li></ul><ul><li>Health Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Music Performance/Music Occupation </li></ul><ul><li>Education and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Singing for good health </li></ul><ul><li>Ecology and Society </li></ul><ul><li>Music Heritage and culture </li></ul>Music Health Australia
  21. 21. Networking: Building bridges <ul><li>Music Health e-mail group </li></ul><ul><li>Community-based music </li></ul><ul><li>Collective of service providers </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Collegiate network </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory panel and consumer review </li></ul>
  22. 22. Invitation: Please sign up today Membership forms available www.musichealth.com.au Music Health Australia
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