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.
Culture—the way we express ourselves and understand
each other—can bind us together as one world.
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/heal people and communities
who have been affected by the all–too–common vagaries,traumas and disasters
affecting our everyday lives.
CoLabART will utilizes our varied experiences,
while integrating current research findings and programmatic developments.
Learning from the planning/implementation/replication of other remediation and cultural programs,
while utilizing our cultural administration, educational, art and development efforts
as well as experiences living in divergent, multicultural communities
in Europe, Mexico and the United States,
CoLabART will bring a vast array of talents
utilizing a RV to integrate and
expedite a 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, replicable framework can be
created, nurtured and allowed to flourish.
can serve as a means of bringing people and communities together
facilitating healing/wellness through public programs
and interactive, participatory projects and events.
Research on the cost-benefit-analysis will be incorporated
to demonstrate the ROI to the health care system
[which may exceed Arts societal 10-16x mutiplier impact].
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.
will address the needs of the disenfranchised and dispossessed, victims of violence,
toxicity and the many other 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,
our projects have continued to evolve,
providing a broader canvas, evermore participatory and inclusive.
An ever-expanding palette that harnesses the unifying strengths of
art, music, performance, literature and technology
that addresses the ever-changing environment
and community well-being.
research on art and culture's curative benefits,
evolving museum programs and articles
the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from
a single source.
When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity.
—Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
TREE OF LIFE
A CultureCures Component
The affinities of all the beings of the same class have sometimes
been represented by a great tree...
As buds give rise by growth to fresh buds,
and these if vigorous, branch out
and overtop on all sides many a feebler branch,
so by generation I believe it has been with the great Tree of Life,
which fills with its dead and broken branches the crust of the earth,
and covers the surface with its ever branching and beautiful ramifications.
—Charles Darwin 1859
A Component of
A Strange Kind of Love
C o L a b A R T
Everything is two things that converge.
This range of convergence is really the great area of speculation.
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