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

Sep
29
Fri
7:00 pm Weekly Acting/Scene Study Classes @ Warwick Actor Training School
Weekly Acting/Scene Study Classes @ Warwick Actor Training School
Sep 29 2017 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 22 2018 @ 9:30 pm
Weekly Acting/Scene Study Classes @ Warwick Actor Training School | New York | United States
The art and technique of acting for those wishing to perform, sharpen skills, or to reconnect with their talent and abilities. Training includes vocal and physical work, scene study, and group/personal performance and development through[...]
Oct
4
Wed
all-day The Garden Tour Art Exhibit @ Albert Wisner Library
The Garden Tour Art Exhibit @ Albert Wisner Library
Oct 4 – Oct 31 all-day
The Garden Tour Art Exhibit @ Albert Wisner Library
As part of the Sesquicentennial for the Village of Warwick, The Warwick Valley Gardeners invited the Warwick Art League in collaboration to a plein air paint out event during this years garden tour in July.[...]
Oct
21
Sat
all-day Wonderland @ Exposures Gallery
Wonderland @ Exposures Gallery
Oct 21 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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