A Major Component of

A Strange Kind of Love

Communities Unified Recovery Emergency Services

an evolving effort to create an online best practices manual
to quickly replicate and address the community health issues
of the ever-increasing trauma locales
throughout the country.

With the recent research on cultural and arts curative benefits and the rapidly–evolving museum programs,
takes its cue from the growing, social prescription movement and community collaborative efforts of place–making and creativity
to impact people and heal communities who have been affected by the all–too–common disasters affecting our everyday lives

It utilizes our past and present experiences in the business world;
the creation of educational programming from elementary to post-graduate levels;
literary citings; environmental community interactions; artistic projects; and beyond

Learning from the planning/implementation/replication of our remediation and cultural programs,
while utilizing our arts administration, development and fundraising experiences
as well as our experiences living in divergent, multicultural communities
in Europe, Mexico and the United States,
CoLabART brings a vast array of talents to the community healing process.

Through the fusion of cultural, social services, health care professionals,
academics and those in the political and municipal sectors,
the establishment of a cohesive framework can be
created, nurtured and allowed to flourish.

Below you will find links to some of the recent writings and research
in the news of late about the healing and meditative powers of the arts
as a means of bringing people and communities together
through intergenerational public programs and interactive, participatory projects and events.


will address on a national level, the needs of the disenfranchised and dispossessed, victims of violence,
toxicity and the many types of disasters and traumas occurring—seemingly more often—while
providing the tools and methodologies to incorporate creative expression into the community,
thus supplying a sounding board for shared concerns, loss, mourning and healing.

In CoLabART’s more than forty-year history,
its projects have continued to evolve, providing a broader canvas in which to be more inclusive,
an ever-expanding palette that harnesses the unifying strengths of
art, music, performance, literature, technology
that addresses the ever-changing environment
and community well-being.


Recent research on art and culture's curative benefits,
evolving museum programs and articles

Relevant Links:

C o L a b A R T

1978 — PRESENT

Everything is two things that converge.
This range of convergence is really the great area of speculation.

—Robert Smithson



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