an evolving effort to create an online “best practices” manual
to quickly address the healing and community health
of the ever-increasing trauma locales
throughout the country

is an offshoot of CoLabART's
A Strange Kind of Love

a denouement of our 1978 journey from Yaddo to
Love Canal

Relevant Links:

World Health Organization

What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being?


Healing with Art, Coral Springs Museum of Art May 10, 2018


Visiting museums and galleries is a popular way to de-stress, according to a new study.

Wallace Ludel January 23, 2019 at 10:57 am, via press release

Museum Next
Museums Joining the Mental Health Conversation.

Charlotte Coates


Museum Next
Loneliness and Social Isolation
How Can Museums Help?
Charlotte Coates

CNN Cable News
How an art museum near Marjory Stoneman Douglas became a hub of healing for a traumatized community.
Darran Simon, CNN Updated 3:51 PM ET, Fri March 29, 2019


Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Faculty Explore Links Between Art and the Environment.

Nicole Tjin A Djie '21, Published January 29, 2019

The Economist
Art and healing
Health problems? Art cures all


The Impact of Art in The Workplace.

Karen Higginbottom, Contributor, May 1, 2016, 12:23 pm

The Washington Post
Inspired Life
The Impactof Doctors may soon write prescriptions for dance, art or music lessons
Exposure to the arts can improve patients' health and reduce costs, health secretary says
Tara Bahrampour, January 22,2019 8:00 am

Artsy [3]

Study Finds Med Students Who Make Time for Art Have More Empathy.
Arts-Focused Field Trips May Boost Standardized Test Scores, New Research Finds.
Casey Lesser, January 30, 2018, 4:07 pm


Arts-Focused Field Trips May Boost Standardized Test Scores, New Research Finds.
Eli Hill, March 18, 2018, 8:00 am

The Simms/Mann Institute
Cuddles and Innovation.

Nancy A. Ruhling


Art is for healing ourselves, and everybody needs their own personal art to heal up their problems. Linda Ronstadt


The Healing Power of Art & Artists
Quotes About The Benefits of Art & Art-Making
Renee Phillips

Art and Quotes by Famous Artists.
Renee Phillips

Art & Healing Quotes

Art Therapy What Is It?


Prescription Drugs That Can Cause Depression
Hallie Levine, February 14, 2019


The Creative Sector: A Proven Economic Catalyst for Rural America.
March 8, 2019


Formerly Incarcerated Artists Visualize Healing.

The OG Experience amplified the voices most directly affected by mass incarceration, putting the spotlight on artists thoughtfully grappling with the prison industrial complex.
Jasmine Weber,March 12, 2019

The Paris Review

Ana Mendieta, Emotional Artist
Emily LaBarge, March 8, 2019

NHS Gosh Arts

Gosh Arts is the arts programme at Great Omond Street Hospital. Our participatory programme, art commissions and temporary exhibitions inspire creativity, create welcoming environments, and offer meaningful cultural opportunities across a variety of art forms for patients, families and staff. Our work plays an essential role in enhancing the hospital experience at GOSH. Engaging with visiting artists and having art integrated into our buildings helps to create more relaxed spaces, less clinical environments and contributes to reducing stress and anxiety for our visitors and staff.  

'Break the Silence: Sharing Stories on Mental Health and Healing Through the Arts'

Art helps us thrive in a 'sometimes difficult world' Wednesday, January 16, 2019


How Creating Art Can Help Reduce Stress
KATE DWYER JAN 1, 2019 8:00 AM



The S.M.A.R.T Approach Science ,Music and ART in Society Strength of Mind. Ability. Refined Thinking

CAPE - Creative Arts for Processing of Emotions

Medicine and Neuroscience meet Music for Emotional Equilibrium
on a global platform for the first time ever,
Dr. Ramya Mohan Americans for the Arts


Blog Posts For Arts & Healing

Dancing4Defenders: How Dancing Can Benefit Military Populations

Posted by Chae Reid, Mar 15, 2019

The Importance of Art and Community
Posted by Maureen Smith, Feb 28, 2019

Feeling the Love in February: The National Initiative for Arts & Health
in the Military
Posted by Ms. Marete Wester, Feb 08, 2019

Spirituality & Practice
Resources for Spiritual Journeys
Art Heals How Creativity Cures the Soul
By Shaun McNiff
Book Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

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.

—Robert Smithson


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