Creative Wellness

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Increase Access to Art Supplies and Spaces

The Problem

While art majors usually have access to a variety of art supplies and spaces, cheap or free art supplies and work spaces aren’t always easy to find for students on a budget that don’t have the time to take an entire class. However, access to these resources is extremely important for students’ mental health. Creative expression, especially during stressful times, should be a priority.

Our Plan

Maddie and Sri will increase access to artistic resources by working with Residence Life and other areas of the university to:

The Impact

Creating more accessible opportunities for students to engage in artistic activities will improve mental health and reduce student stress, especially during midterms and finals seasons.

Improving Access to Music Lessons, Spaces, and Instruments

The Problem

Many students love listening to and playing music, but it’s a very expensive hobby to have. Music majors have a variety of opportunities to use practice rooms in the School of Music, free instruments from the Instrument Room, and other resources from the school. Other students do not have many opportunities like this outside of untuned pianos in residence halls and a few practice rooms with no soundproofing. Extracurricular music classes can also cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Limited access to these resources keeps students from being able to learn musical skills and express themselves fully.

Our Plan

Maddie and Sri will work towards increasing access to musical resources by working with the Residence Life and other areas of the university to:

The Impact

Increasing access to musical resources will make playing music a more equitable hobby and creative expression method that is available to all students regardless of income.

Expanding Access to Dance and Movement-Related Art Forms

The Problem

The Department of Dance at Ohio State has a variety of spaces and resources for their own classes and dance majors, but these resources are never available for dancing student organizations even when they are not being used by the department. The limited extracurricular dance studio space is often difficult for student organizations to reserve, especially for weekly rehearsals because many spaces only allow two reservations per month. These other dance studios also lack quality flooring for many forms of dance, and do not have enough barres and other resources available in them that are necessary for extracurricular organizations to practice.

Our Plan

Maddie and Sri will improve access dancing spaces and resources by working with the Department of Dance, Student Activities, and other areas of the university to:

The Impact

Increasing access to dance spaces and resources will allow students to be safe and comfortable without causing extra stress while expressing themselves creatively.

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