What is Arts in Healthcare?  

“Arts in Healthcare is a diverse, multidisciplinary field dedicated to transforming the healthcare experience by connecting people with the power of the arts at key moments in their lives. This rapidly growing field integrates the arts, including literary, performing, and visual arts and design, into a wide variety of healthcare and community settings for therapeutic, educational, and expressive purposes.”

– Society for the Arts in Healthcare

University of Oregon Programs and Information Sources:

  • Arts in Healthcare Management Concentration, Arts and Administration Program: The new concentration in Arts in Healthcare Management prepares individuals for leadership positions in developing arts programs affiliated with hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, senior centers, and hospice facilities. This concentration concerns policy and administration of efforts that focus on how arts in healthcare contribute to quality of life, patient healing and wellness, and community health and well-being. Required and elective courses develop critical thinking and address theoretical, aesthetic, and practical issues in managing therapeutic arts and enrichment programs in healthcare settings. There is an ever-increasing need for trained specialists to manage organizational policies and practices involving a wide range of arts programs designed to benefit these institutions’ patients, patients’ families, staff members, and communities. As the aging baby boomer population increasingly demands high-quality patient services, the demand for professional arts administrators in healthcare settings will continue to grow.
  • CultureWork, Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy
  • Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit ManagementDepartment of Planning, Public Policy and Management
  • Mapping the Arts in Healthcare Field

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