Art & Healing
Healing Art - The integration of any art form to provide healing and proven therapeutic healthcare to many patients, their families, and their caregivers.
The following are selected links to web sites devoted to the healing power and activities of Art:
Americans for the Arts & Healing - Supporting the arts in health and healing to patients and providers in a wide variety of healthcare and community settings for therapeutic purposes.
American Art Therapy Association - Advocates for access to professional art therapists and the advancement of art therapy.
Art for Healing Foundation - Bringing the healing power of art to patients, providers, hospitals, and wellness facilities.
Healing Power of Art & Artists (HPAA) - A global community of artists dedicated to raising awareness on how art can enhance the well-being of individuals, society and the environment.
National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military - Helping to strengthen the health and well-being of service members, veterans, and their families through the arts.
Veterans Creative Arts Therapy - VA direct-care arts therapy programs include painting, dance, drama, and music therapy.
* Check out the list of professional Journals on Art Therapy posted on the web site of the National Coalition of Creative Arts Therapies Associations.
The arts create connection, community, belonging, and joy. In the worst of times, the arts create all of that and more. Most of all, the arts create hope.