What is Arts for Resilience?

The arts are powerful tools to reduce burnout for healthcare workers.This webpage provides the resources and research to engage in the arts with health care workers and in the field of arts in health.

Take a Break From Burnout

Take a break! Participating in creative activities is a proven way to help gain relief from burnout. Visit the  BREAK ROOM for free guided videos  designed specifically for healthcare workers.


  • Take a creative break! Choose one you think you might enjoy and try it out, or share it with a peer. Engage your brain with a different, new or favorite activity. Think of it as adult recess!
  • We will ask you a couple of quick questions to gauge how you are feeling before and after the videos/prompts (Don’t worry – your information is private. We will not share it with anyone). This helps us make the work possible

2. Research

We’ve compiled up-to-date research on burnout from leading experts in the field to help you understand and navigate the condition and impact of burnout on health care workers and our communities. Use the research to make the case for art and wellness initiatives, seek funding, and educate your peers.

3. Resources

Browse professional resources, case studies, and tools for addressing burnout and increasing resilience through the arts and other wellness initiatives. Includes podcasts, literature, media, and more.

Creativity Prompt

Each week, we’ll share a prompt with you designed to spark a deeper discussion or thought process about a particular topic. We encourage you to use these prompts for journaling, group discussions, or as inspiration for other creative activities. You can respond by writing, art-making, collage, or poetry – no artistic experience is necessary when you are expressing yourself

Art Therapist or Dance/Movement


  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3 References


  • By email: [email protected].
  • By mail: Attn: Creative Forces Project Administrator, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6thFloor, Washington DC 20005


  • By email: Received no later than 5:00 pm EDT, March 27, 2020.
  • By mail: Postmarked no later than March 27, 2020.

START DATE: o/a April 15, 2020



Job Opportunity at Snow City Arts: Teaching Artist

SCA Teaching Artists are insightful, equity-focused, and committed to cultivating spaces for student-centered learning that privilege the abilities of all young people. The Teaching Artist is responsible for developing and delivering Snow City Arts’ rigorous
project-based curriculum both virtually and in-person, recording and assessing student learning outcomes in the SCA custom-built database, and contributing to regular professional learning activities. The Teaching Artist reports to the Program Director and is a member of the SCA staff on payroll, with guaranteed hours and other such benefits.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter or video of introduction, resume, one short lesson plan sample, and provide access to an artistic portfolio to [email protected] no later than 5:00 pm on September 20th, 2021.

Grantmakers in the Arts is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant

Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to join its team headquartered in the Bronx, New York.

GIA is the only national network of private, public, and corporate arts funders in the US and Canada, including independent and family foundations, public agencies, community foundations, corporate philanthropies, nonprofit regrantors, and national service organizations. GIA is widely regarded as the go-to place for relevant discussion and action within the philanthropic field. GIA’s many programs and resources can be found on this website.

GIA seeks an Administrative Assistant. This position reports to the Director of Operations & Finance, the President & CEO, and the Development and Membership team.

The Administrative Assistant’s support will include:

  • Lending logistical support to stakeholder-engagement events, including board meetings
  • Lending administrative support to the organization’s fundraising process
  • Scheduling phone calls and video conference calls with stakeholders on behalf of the Director of Operations & Finance, President & CEO, and the Development and Membership team
  • Lending support to the updating of the organization’s Customer Relationship Management database and website
  • Working at the annual GIA conference on tasks as needed:
    • Conference tasks include attendee registration, securing attendee names at conference break-out sessions, directing attendees to conference locations, coordinating logistics with off-site venues, among other tasks

Desired qualifications and experience are as follows:

  • Proven administrative and organizational skills, strong initiative, and attention to detail
  • Experience and facility with meeting deadlines
  • Facility with communications and scheduling platforms like Zoom, Doodle Poll, Microsoft Suite, Microsoft Office 365 including SharePoint and Teams
  • Experience and facility with Customer Relationship Management database and website updates
  • A track record of and commitment to working collaboratively with a range of constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program partners, and participants
  • Proof of work eligibility and the ability to travel

This is a part-time (20 hours per week) exempt position. Travel to and participation in GIA’s annual conference is required. Some after-hours and weekend work may be required. Residence in New York is NOT a requirement. Grantmakers in the Arts intentionally considers candidates from historically underrepresented communities, including the BIPOC and disability community.

Compensation: Salary range: $20,000 – $25,000 dependent on experience.

TO APPLY: Not sure if you meet our desired qualifications? If you believe that you would excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. Candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line: Administrative Assistant. PLEASE no phone calls.

We will begin reviewing materials the week of September 5 and plan to select a candidate by early October.

ComMotion’s Online Wellness and Movement Facilitator Training

Do you like working with older people and helping in your community?
Do you want simple tools and techniques to make activities inclusive to a range of abilities and cultures?
Would you like to supplement your resume by having a better understanding of creative aging?

This course provides key insights into the relationship between health and engagement in the arts. Build your foundation in art and health education, and expand your knowledge of how artistic pursuits can enrich the quality of life for older adults of all abilities. With this comprehensive course, become a more effective facilitator of art and movement activities geared towards older adults. Establish your dedication to providing immersive artistic activities that maximize physical and mental health.

The Wellness & Movement Facilitator course will equip participants with the specialized knowledge and skills to begin leading small group Wellness & Movement activities. Participants will also unlock access to content in ComMotion’s resource library.

Why earn the Wellness & Movement Facilitator Certificate?
Numerous studies have shown that the power of dance & movement produces a wide variety of health and wellness benefits. Make a positive impact on your community by sharing the joy of dance, and equip yourself with the tools to assist with inclusive instruction for groups of diverse ages and abilities.

Course Outline:
Health Benefits of the Arts
Awareness – Disability/cultural/other barriers to access
Disability etiquette
Value of inclusive/multimedia/multi-sensory programs
Example of adapting to different abilities
Interactive sessions

Format and Duration:
2 hour online workshop with interactive activities.

Cost: $25*
*Financial assistance available upon request.
The full cost of the workshop is $250. This workshop is being presented at a discounted rate thanks to the sponsorship of the NC Arts Council.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Find out more: https://www.commotionnc.org/facilitator/

UF Center for Arts in Medicine Announces New Lecturer Position

Center for Arts in Medicine
Faculty Position Announcement
Service Learning Lecturer

Position Description: Full-time, twelve month, promotion-accruing faculty position
Date of Expected Hire: August 1, 2019
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine, College of the Arts, invites applications from individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives for one (1) Lecturer position.

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change-maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels.

This position is dedicated to increasing health equity by developing avenues that encourage social cohesion among diverse community members as a means of building a healthy community through the arts.  This position is focused on service learning through teaching, mentorship, research and service. This position will function in keeping with the Center’s by-laws and promotion guidelines, in arts in medicine, with an emphasis on community engagement.

Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at https://apply.interfolio.com/57236 by November 19, 2018. Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative community; (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) names and contact information of three references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time.

Position will remain open until filled.

Inquiries may be sent to:

Tina Mullen

Chair, Lecturer Search

Email: [email protected]

Dance/Movement Therapist – Creative Forces

Dance/Movement Therapist – James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa, Florida

The primary service covered by this request for proposal is the implementation of a Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) program that will investigate how creative arts therapies and various healing arts models developed and tested at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) can be adapted and delivered to service members, veterans and families at the designated expansion sites.

Start date: A/O March 15, 2020


  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3 References


  • By email: [email protected]
  • By mail: Attn: Creative Forces Project Administrator, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington DC 20005


  • By email: Received no later than 5pm (ET), Wednesday February 28, 2020 to [email protected]
  • By mail: Postmarked no later than February 28, 2020

Aesthetics, Inc is looking for a Healthcare Art Consultant Intern

Aesthetics, Inc. is looking for a recent graduate in arts in healthcare wanting to learn the career of professional healthcare art consulting from a leading international consultancy firm. Looking for a person with passion for the field, and a strong desire to learn.

Necessary skills are:

  • Excel
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Powerpoint
  • An art background.

Full-time paid ($20/hr) position located in San Diego, CA. Successful performance will lead to a permanent position.

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Annette Ridenour.

Deadline to apply: May 23, 2024

Announcing our 2018 Conference Keynote Speaker


The NOAH 2018 Conference Keynote Speaker is Dr. Daisy Fancourt, Wellcome Research Fellow, Department of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London

Dr. Fancourt specializes in psychoneuroimmunology and epidemiology, exploring the effects of arts and cultural engagement on neuro-immune responses, clinical conditions and population health outcomes. She is Deputy Chair of the Royal Society for Public Health’s Special Interest Group in Arts and Health, Chair of the International Arts Health Early Career Research Network and Co-Director of the UK-Florida Arts Health Research Intensive training program. She is also a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and BBC New Generation Thinker, through which she presents radio and TV programs on arts and science.

Keynote: Cross-Disciplinary Research in Arts and Health 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018  |  4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

This keynote address will explore psychological, physiological, social and behavioral research about the impact of the arts on our health and consider future research directions in the field.

To find more information and to register for our 2018 conference CLICK HERE.

NOAH Members save $100 on conference registration! Become a member today!


Request for Qualifications: Public Art Mural Frankfort, KY

Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Kentucky
Entry Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: 7/9/2021

The Franklin County Arts Council is seeking a qualified mural artist or artist team to create and install a publicly viewable mural on a private building exterior located in the historic downtown Frankfort, Kentucky. This call represents Phase 1 of the process. After review of qualifications, up to five artists will be selected and invited to participate in Phase 2 which includes developing a specific proposal for the design and installation of the mural.

Artists submitting qualifications must be available to adhere to the project timeline, including installation between Aug 25 – Oct 15, 2021.The comprehensive mural budget will be up to $20,000 depending on complexity and dimensions of the artwork.

The Franklin County Arts Council seeks to connect, engage and instill an appreciation for art throughout the community. The group’s mission is to use public art to create vibrant spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy and to encourage economic development.


Snow City Arts is seeking a Development and Communications Associate

Snow City Arts, a nonprofit bringing arts education to children and youth in Chicagoland hospitals, seeks a Development and Communications Associate with exceptional communication, data management, and interpersonal skills to lead the production and execution of special events, process gifts and acknowledgment letters, manage marketing and communications projects, support development projects, recruit and supervise interns, and supports other office-related administrative tasks.

Interested candidates can apply here.

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