is the National Organization for
Arts in Health.




What We Do

NOAH is a catalyst for the collective voices of arts in health;
coordinating, advocating, and amplifying the impacts of the arts on health and wellbeing.

Our Vision

Arts in health is an integral component to health and wellbeing.

Our Mission

To unite, advance, and serve the field of arts in health.

Become a Member. Get Involved.

When you join NOAH, you’ll appear in our Member Directory & Map of the Field, have opportunities to network with experts in the field at online events and through our new “NOAH Hive” listserv, add your events to the NOAH Event Calendar, and so much more! >> BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

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What is Arts in Health?

Arts in health is a field dedicated to using the power of the arts to enhance health and well-being in diverse institutional and community contexts.

Comprised of many subfields and affiliated fields, arts in health supports health as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

— Arts, Health, & Well-being in America, NOAH, 2017

Carytsas, F. & Bucciarelli, A. (2020). What is arts in health? University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine

Code of Ethics & Standards for Arts in Health Professionals

As the awareness of the arts’ transformational impact on human well-being and the need for equitable solutions for community health increases, more and more artists and arts administrators are entering the field of Arts in Health.

We recently updated the 2018 NOAH Code of Ethics with a focus on the role of Artist and Arts Administrators working in healthcare and community settings to support these individuals in ensuring well-intended work is guided by clear Code of Ethics, Scope of Practice and Standards of Care.

Read the 2023 Code of Ethics >>

The building blocks in the professionalization of the field of arts in Health. Hardcover: $150. Paperback: $100. NOAH is proud to announce that our new publication, Core Curriculum for Arts in Health Professionals, is now available. This book is an educational resource that provides foundation knowledge within the field from content experts in Arts in Health.

Are you on the map? Our Members are listed in our National Arts in Health Directory!

You can search the directory by name, organization, location, or interests!

Ways to Engage

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Online Forums & Meetups

Our member-driven Research and Creative Response Forums and Meetups are regular opportunities to network and learn.

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Arts in Health Blog

We love to share our members’ news, events, call for proposals, publications, and job opportunities.

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Volunteer with NOAH

NOAH members can join an open committee. Email us at [email protected] to learn more.

NOAH is taking action against systemic racism in the field of arts in health.

The NOAH Board and staff are committed to Antiracism. We have initiated and pledge to keep moving forward in the following ways…

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