Hospital Art programs include:
• Film and video
• Visual arts
• Mobile art carts
• Public performances by artists
• Healing environments designed by artists
"Creativity should not be "optional" in
medicine. It allows us to solve clinical
problems in new ways, helps us pull
together disparate ideas and sustains us
in the face of uncertainty... True healers
have always used images, music and
poems to help find the way. Little by little,
these and many other creative tools are
finding their way back into our bags."
- Dr. Allan Peterkin, University of Texas
Musicians on Call hospital and patient recording program
Jon Fox, poet at Blythedale Children's Hospital
The Andrea Rizzo Foundation: bringing dance to children
with cancer and special needs
Snow City Arts hospital film and poetry project
ArtsCare, Oregon and Children’s Hospital, Oakland, CA
- Plans and develops art
workshops for patients,
caregivers, and staff members.
- Teaches artistic skills to
participants both individually as
well as in a group.
- Creates a supportive and creative
environment for those who
participate in the art program.
- Adapts goals based on each
individuals skills and abilities.
- Plans and purchases needed
- Takes and keeps progress notes
on participants and shares with
health care providers.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
- Ability to perform the essential
functions of the job as outlined above.
- Demonstrated human relations and
effective communication skills
- Ability to work as part of a team of
health care professionals.
- Ability to comfortably deal with a
variety of people with sensitivity to
cultural values and ethnic differences.
- Ability to be compassionate, mature
- Ability to respond creatively to
individuals, their moods and abilities.
- Ability to work with patients individually
as well as in a group setting.