Arts In Health Care
This program strengthens community and wellness in health care sites around the Twin Cities and beyond. From neighborhood clinics to facilities for behavioral health, teen medical services, long-term therapy or end-of-life care, we have found that engaging in art stimulates recovery, increases quality of life, and connects staff and patients to each other in deeper ways.
We've done dance projects with patients with brain injury or dementia; poetry and memoir writing with folks struggling through substance abuse; visual collage and graphic memoir to spark joyful remembrance of a long life lived. We've just embarked on a long-term project with Children's Hospitals that will provide both live performances and bedside visits for their young patients, and another with the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing which will connect their clients with positive support and output during stressful pregnancies and the like.
What's next? Give us a call and let's figure that out.
Cost is $95 per hour. This covers all artist fees, as well as whatever planning time is needed with COMPAS staff. Materials costs are extra. Depending on site location, travel costs may also apply.
Need more information or have more questions? Contact Daniel Gabriel