Bridging Science and the Arts to Impact Lives

  • Exploring the relationship between health and creative expression through scientific research
  • Empowering individuals through innovative programs and tools
  • Engaging our community through shared stories of “art and healing”


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The arts have long provided emotional context for the human experience. Now, research is demonstrating that creative expression also contributes to better health and wellbeing. People from all walks of life and every corner of the planet are expressing themselves through the arts—musical, performance, visual, writing, culinary—and discovering how it reduces the physical and emotional burden associated with various types of health conditions and life circumstances.  Join us, along with those in healthcare and the arts, as we find out how, why, and when this important transformation occurs in order help all who might benefit.  Together, we can make Art powerful Medicine.

Michelle Obama on the Power of the Arts

Watch First Lady Michelle Obama share her thoughts on the power of the arts. It was submitted as part of the the National Endowment for the Arts 50th anniversary Tell Us Your Art Story series. You’ll hear how, as a child, when she was feeling anxious, bored, or lonely she would “write, and write, and write…”

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Creative Jump Start for Back to School

Back to school doesn’t have to mean back to stressful routines.  Sure, transitioning between the relative easy breeziness of summer to the more structured demands of academic life on students and parents can cause a few hiccups.  Whether it’s sending your... read more

Violence Against Women: Healing through Creativity

When disaster strikes, we know that to come to the aid of the survivors, we need to send provisions, volunteers, and funds to kick-start any rebuilding process. But long after the dust settles and the chaos ebbs, there is reckoning—and healing—still to be done.... read more

Evidence of the Healing Power of Expressive Writing

Seeking counseling from a therapist is one of the most common recommendations for people who are struggling to cope with a recent emotional upheaval or with past traumas. Yet writing therapy, or expressive writing, has proven to be a powerful, free, and easily... read more

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