is the National Organization for
Arts in Health.




Creative Response to COVID-19:

The NOAH team is hard at work developing resources to aid and unite the field in this difficult time. We are currently accepting short video and visual submissions from our members of artmaking, music, and other creative activities linked to health and wellbeing as well as stories of how our members and their programs are adjusting to meet the needs of the communities we serve. These videos and stories will be shared in newsletters, on social media, and on the NOAH website. Read the March 31st letter from NOAH President Claire de Boer here.

NOAH Members: submit your Creative Response here!

We encourage our members to join our weekly Creative Response Zoom calls to stay informed on the latest news and resources. Members can register for these calls here

NOAH is Hiring! Project Manager: Clinician Creativity and Well-being Project

2020 Conference Call for Proposals: Now Accepting Submissions on a Rolling Basis

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, have the opportunity to participate in our Research and Professionalization Labs, add your events to the NOAH Event Calendar, and join an open NOAH Committee.

Photo courtesy of Erin McGee Ferrell

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

Code of Ethics & Standards for Arts in Health Professionals

We’ve published NOAH-endorsed Code of Ethics and Standards for Arts in Health Professionals, foundational documents to further professionalization of the field.

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

Research Lab

The NOAH Research Lab video conference calls are a monthly chance for you to learn and connect around arts in health research. 

Arts in Health Blog

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

Professionalization Lab

Join us for a webinar series that explores the NOAH Code of Ethics and Standards for Arts in Health Professionals.

Volunteer with NOAH

Interested in sharing your time and talent with us? Email us at

Join a Regional Network

NOAH has established a structure for periodic program shares and symposiums and will soon be ready with quarterly individualized newsletters for all our chapters. Email us at to get involved.

Stay connected, support our work.

Your support helps NOAH serve the collective voices of arts in health, amplifying the impact of the arts on health and wellbeing.

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