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Organizations are listed in alphabetical order by name.
Aesthetics, Inc., 301 Spruce Street, San Diego, CA 92103,
URL: www.aesthetics.net
Description: Focuses on art and healthcare. Health care designers, art directors, and artists collaborate on projects, including the design of healing centers and interior and architectural elements.
Art for Healing Inc. NYC, 2350 Broadway, Suite 1140, New York, NY 10024,
URL: www.artforhealingnyc.org
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 Foundation,
URL: www.artwithoutboundaries.org
Description: Awards matching grants to visual artists who want to train to become certified Mnemetecnic therapists. MT is a new, multidiscipline therapy for Alzheimer’s patients. Artists must be skilled in watercolor or acrylic painting, have two years of college or equivalent life experience, have experience with Alzheimer’s disease, or other related disorders (or are willing to get experience), and be able to sing or carry a tune.
Arts and Healing Network (The), P.O. Box 276, Stinson Beach, CA 94970,
Email: ahn@artheals.org
URL: www.artheals.org
Description: An organization devoted to information on arts and healing. Sponsors a Web site that describes recommended books, conferences, and opportunities for artists.
Arts for Health Florida,
URL: www.artsforhealthflorida.org
Description: A regional grassroots network of artists, healthcare providers, educational institutions, businesses, government, area organizations, and individuals, working together to integrate the arts into health and wellness for the benefit of residents and visitors to the Sarasota and Tampa Bay, Florida communities.
Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20010-2970,
URL: www.childrensnational.org
Description: Sponsors the New Horizons program that hosts exhibitions, performances, and an artist's, writer's and musician's residency program.
Creative Center (The), 273 Bowery, New York, NY 10002,
URL: thecreativecenter.org
Description: A community of artists, cancer patients, and survivors. Offers workshops and a “beside art program in hospitals and hospices through New York City. Sponsors exhibitions and an artist-in-residence program.
Foundation for Art and Healing, 77 Stearns Road, Brookline, MA 02446-6609,
URL: www.artandhealing.org
Description: Serves as a “bridge” to create and expand general awareness about art and healing, to bring forward through research and related explorations critical knowledge about art and healing and the relationship between them, and to help make this knowledge available at the individual and community level.
Foundation for Hospital Art (The), 4238 Highborne Drive, Marietta, GA 30066,
URL: www.hospitalart.com
Description: Provides original artwork to hospitals and nursing homes for the purpose of supplementing the healing work of hospital staffs.
Gifts of Art, NI-5C06, NIB, 300 North Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5470,
Email: goa@med.umich.edu
URL: www.med.umich.edu/goa
Description: A program of the University of Michigan hospitals. Open to Michigan artists. Sponsors exhibitions in nine hospital galleries. Artwork should enrich the lives of the patients, their families, and staff.
Global Alliance for Arts & Health (formerly Society for the Arts in Healthcare), 2647 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20008,
URL: www.thesah.org
Description: A national membership organization dedicated to promoting the incorporation of the arts as an integral component of healthcare. Conducts conferences, and publishes a bi-annual newsletter and memberhship directory.
Healing Arts Initiative (The) : New Pathways to Health, P.O. Box 415, North Bennington, VT 05267,
URL: www.artsandhealing.net
Description: A program of Third Sector New England. A collaborative effort involving artists, health administrators, and faculty and students from universities throughout New England. Uses the arts as an innovative new treatment method for patients living with chronic disabling diseases. Artist residencies and intergenerational workshops integrate technology, music, theater, dance, filmmaking, ceramics, painting, photography, and printmaking into patient care, staff training, and wellness programs.
Hospital Audiences, Inc., 33-02 Skillman Avenue. Ground Floor, Long Island City, NY 11101,
URL: hainyc.org
Description: Brings visual and performing art programs to New Yorkers who are confined in hospitals and health care facilities, shelters, etc.
RX Art, Inc., 208 Forsyth Street, New York, NY 10002,
URL: www.rxart.net
Description: A nonprofit organization that selects and installs original works of art in patient rooms, treatment rooms, and public areas of healthcare facilities to enhance the healing environment.
Shands Arts in Medicine, P.O. Box 100326, Gainesville, FL 32610,
URL: www.shands.org/aim
Description: A program of the College of Medicine, University of Florida. Combines standard medical practices with innovative healing methods that include a program involving artists, patients and their families. Sponsors an artist-in-residence program.
Smith Farm Center for the Healing Arts, 1632 U Street, NW, Washington DC 20009,
URL: www.smithfarm.com
Description: Coordinates creative art projects with cancer patient groups and retreats, and health professional development programs.
Survivors Art Foundation (The), P.O. Box 383, Westhampton, NY 11977,
Email: safe@survivorsartfoundation.org
URL: www.survivorsartfoundation.org
Description: Committed to empowering trauma surviors with expressive outlets, including national exhibitions, an on-line gallery, publications, and career development services.


Publications are listed in alphabetical order by title.
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.
Publisher: The Creative Center
Publication Date: 2006
Publisher's Address: The Creative Center, 273 Bowery, New York, NY 10002,
URL: thecreativecenter.org
Title: Arts in Health Care: A Palette of Possibilities (The)
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: 1996
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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, Free download.
URL: www.henrydomke.com/PictureOfHealth.pdf


Web Sites are listed in alphabetical order by title.
Title: Art as a Healing Force
Description: Provides links to hospitals that are involved with art and healing programs.
URL: www.artashealing.org
Title: Healthcare Fine Art
Description: Photographer Henry Domke, who has much experience in selling his work within the heathcare field, has a blog with information and tips, and examples of artists’ work, in healthcare facilities.
Email: henry@henrydomke.com
URL: www.healthcarefineart.com/