Aesthetics, Inc.

Description: Incorporates art into heath care, validating the relationship between the community and the hospital. Health-care designers, art directors, and artists collaborate on projects, including the design of healing centers and the design of interior and architectural elements.

Art Connects New York (ACNY)
Description: Facilitates the installation of permanent exhibitions of contemporary artwork in diverse human service organizations to inspire critical dialogue and promote healing among the people those agencies serve, such as people who are formerly incarcerated, elderly, those with physical or mental challenges, homeless, and immigrants and refugees.

The Art Connection
Description: An art donation and placement program for artists and collectors who want to donate artwork to public and nonprofit organizations. Serves as an art clearinghouse, simplifying the donation process and offering a wide range of original works for selection by qualifying nonprofit agencies.

The Art Connection in the Capital Region 
Description: Sponsors the Art Donation and Collection Program. Works with artists and art collectors in donating artwork to nonprofit community groups.

Art for Healing Inc. NYC Internaional
Description: A nonprofit organization devoted to educating the public about the healing power of the arts. Donates work to children’s hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions that have limited funding for the arts. Sponsors an art gallery.

Art Without Boundaries Association 
Description: Trains artists to become certified Mnemetecnic therapists, and work with individuals with Autism, Alzheimer’s, and other related brain disorders.

Arts for Health Florida 
Description: A statewide network of artists, healthcare providers, educational institutions, businesses, government, area organizations, and individuals, working together to integrate the arts into health and wellness programs for benefit of Florida communities. 

Arts in Medicine, University of Florida Shands
Description: Combines standard medical practices with innovative healing methods that include a program involving artists, patients and their families. Sponsors an artist-in-residence program.

The Creative Center at University Settlement
Description: Dedicated to bringing the creative arts to people with cancer, chronic illnesses, and through all stages of life. Sponsors hospital artist-in-residence programs in more than 20 healthcare sites around the New York metropolitan area. Also sponsors an online gallery representing professional artists living with illness, and a training program bringing The Creative Center’s proven approach to arts in healthcare around the country.

Foundation for Art and Healing
Description: Serves as a “bridge” to create and expand general awareness about art and healing, bring forward through research and related explorations critical knowledge about art and healing and the relationship between them, and help make this knowledge available at the individual and community.

Foundation for Hospital Art
Description: Provides original artwork to hospitals and nursing homes for the purpose of supplementing the healing work of hospital staffs.

Gifts of Art
Description: A program of the University of Michigan hospitals. Open to Michigan artists. Sponsors exhibitions in nine hospital galleries.

Healing Arts Initiative, Inc. (formerly Hospital Audiences)
Description: Provides cultural access through music, dance, theater and the visual arts, reaching out to the frail elderly, mentally and physically disabled, seriously ill children at health and social service facilities and youth in grades K – 12.

New York Health & Hospital Corporation
Description: The Art Collection program sponsors exhibitions at hospitals and healthcare facilities and a donations program.

RX Art, Inc.
Desription: A nonprofit organization that transforms pediatric hospital facilities into comforting and engaging spaces through site-specific installations by contemporary artists.

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Description: Coordinates creative art projects with cancer patient groups and health professional development programs.

The Survivors Art Foundation
Description: Committed to empowering trauma survivors with expressive outlets, including national exhibitions, an online gallery, publications, and career development services.


Title: Artists-in-Residence: The Creative Center’s Approach to Healthcare
Author/Editor: Geraldine Herbert, Jane Waggoner Deschner and Robin Glazer
Description: Offers artists and healthcare professionals a unique look at artmaking with patients and caregivers in healthcare settings. Focuses on all aspects of working as a hospital artist. Also available as a DVD
Publisher: The Creative Center at University Settlement
Publication Date: 2006
Title: The Arts in Health Care: A Palette of Possibilities
Author/Editor: edited by Charles Kaye and Tony Blee
Description: Chronicles the expanding use of the arts in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service and at selected medical centers in the United States. Discusses the therapeutic value of using the arts in health and healthcare.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date: 1998
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Title: The Healing Power of Art
Author: by Array Architects.
Description: Discusses how to use art in healthcare using five recent projects as examples. Free download.
Title: Picture of Health: A Handbook for Healthcare Art
Author/Editor: Dr. Henry Domke
Description: Discusses how art can be used by designers, architects, facilities managers, and doctors to maximize health.


Title: Art and Healing
Description: Provides links to hospitals that are involved with art and healing programs.
Title: Arts and Healing Network
Description: Although the organization no longer exists and its website has stopped being updated, an archive website remains online of this excellent resource devoted to information on arts and healing.
Title: Arts in Healthcare
Description: A list of arts in healthcare programs throughout the United States provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Title: Healing Power of Art and Artists
Description: A community of artists, arts advocates, and writers dedicated to raising awareness about how art serves as a positive catalyst for enhancing the well-being of individuals, society and the environment. Website provides links to many art and healing organizations.

Title: Healthcare Art Blog
Description: Penned by Dr. Henry Domke, who has much experience in selling his work within the heathcare field. Information and tips, and examples of artists’ work, in healthcare facilities.



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