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

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all-day 2018 Special Exhibit – Peter Max... @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
2018 Special Exhibit – Peter Max... @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sep 20 all-day
2018 Special Exhibit – Peter Max: Early Paintings @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts | Bethel | New York | United States
The art of Peter Max helped define the psychedelic 1960s, with its colorful imagery of gurus, sages, runners, flyers, Zen boats, snow-capped mountains, planets, stars, and sunbeams. Visitors to The Museum at Bethel Woods will[...]
all-day Abstract π No Boundaries π Visi... @ Orange Hall Gallery
Abstract π No Boundaries π Visi... @ Orange Hall Gallery
Sep 20 all-day
Abstract  π No Boundaries π Visions and the Freedom to Explore @ Orange Hall Gallery | Middletown | New York | United States
collages, paintings, drawings, photographs, mixed media, fiber/fabric, and sculptures Reception: Friday, September 7, 2018, 7 – 9 pm
all-day Guest Artist: Gina Whalen @ The Carley Nielsen Art Gallery
Guest Artist: Gina Whalen @ The Carley Nielsen Art Gallery
Sep 20 all-day
Guest Artist: Gina Whalen @ The Carley Nielsen Art Gallery | Cornwall | New York | United States
This month the Carley Nielsen Art Gallery will be hosting artist Gina Whalen! Gina Whalen lives in Newburgh, New York. She was born in Utica, NY and lived in Central New York until the age[...]

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