Healthcare and the Arts
Arts Access: Ensuring Inclusion and Universal Accessibility in the Arts in Healthcare
Transforming the hospital experience through the arts.
The Arts in Healthcare have grown into an international movement that works to infuse the full spectrum of the arts into healthcare settings—including design, visual, performing and literary arts—resulting in programs and healthcare environments that are welcoming and uplifting for caregivers, patients, their families, and visitors.
Presents 10 instructional videos on facilitating art discussion and art-making programs for audiences with Alzheimer’s disease. The videos cover MoMA’s program goals and pedagogical approach, suggestions for preparing for and leading arts programming, and strategies for addressing challenging situations.
Dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and quality of life for older adults, the National Center for Creative Aging is the national clearinghouse at the nexus of creativity and aging. NCCA focuses its efforts within three target areas: Health and Wellness; Lifelong Learning; and Community Engagement.
A growing body of research demonstrates how the arts – including literary, performing and visual arts as well as architecture and design – can greatly enhance the experience of healthcare, contributing to improved health outcomes, a better patient experience and lower healthcare costs.
A report from The Summit on Creativity and Aging in America, in collaboration with the 2015 White House Conference on Aging held May 18th 2015 at the National Endowment for the Art.
As a service to the emerging field of Creative Aging, Lifetime Arts conducted a national survey to investigate and disseminate a more complete picture of teaching artist training in the field.