Arts & Healthcare

Arts & Healthcare

Over the last two decades, research on the ability of the arts to enhance health has increased considerably. There are several promising trends demonstrating that patients’ participation in the arts can reduce the use of pain medication, increase compliance with treatments, and shorten the length of stay in hospitals.

The arts are also being used to create safer hospital environments, introduce nature into clinical settings, and enhance aesthetics through hanging art on empty walls or playing music in the waiting areas. The data indicates that, as a result of this infusion of art, both patient and caregiver stress is measurably reduced, quality of care is increased, and costs of treatment go down.

The Orange County Arts Council is committed to educating Orange County healthcare providers about these findings and helping them connect with the arts community for the benefit of their patients. Some of the Orange County Arts Council’s Arts and Healthcare initiatives include:

  • Working with Orange County senior centers to introduce residents to the arts and encourage them to participate
  • Supporting county hospitals as they expand their arts programming, develop galleries, and bring more art into their facilities
  • Hosting educational conferences on the impact of the arts on different healthcare issues
  • The development of a Creative Warriors committee dedicated to finding ways to utilize the arts to benefit Orange County veterans

Whether you are an artist who wants to work in a healthcare environment or a healthcare facility interested in partnering with the arts, give us a call and we’ll get you connected.

To learn more about Arts and Healthcare, check out these links:

Events Calendar

all-day Artist Peter Kopher Solo Exhibit @ Berkshire Bank
Artist Peter Kopher Solo Exhibit @ Berkshire Bank
Jun 30 – Sep 29 all-day
Artist Peter Kopher Solo Exhibit @ Berkshire Bank
Goshen Art League member Peter Kopher is currently exhibiting a series of his skillfully executed photography at the Berkshire Bank in Goshen, NY. This show will remain on display until September 29th, viewing hours are[...]
all-day Faith In Motion Dance Studio…Sum... @ Faith In Motion Dance Studio
Faith In Motion Dance Studio…Sum... @ Faith In Motion Dance Studio
Aug 24 all-day
Faith In Motion Dance Studio...Summer Sale!  Dance Classes $10 @ Faith In Motion Dance Studio | Middletown | New York | United States
Summer Sale! Act Now! Limited Time Offer! 10 Classes for $10 Each! Learn Salsa, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Bachata, Cha Cha, African, Swing, & More! Sale is July & August ONLY! Call or visit our website[...]
all-day Wonderland @ Exposures Gallery
Wonderland @ Exposures Gallery
Aug 24 all-day
Wonderland @ Exposures Gallery | Chester | New York | United States
Recent work by Sugar Loaf photographer Nick Zungoli of Joshua Tree National Park, CA.


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