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

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is looking for an Arts in Healthcare Consultant

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is looking for an Arts in Healthcare Consultant to develop a single-day training for Artists in Residence who will provide Arts & Well-Being programming to patients at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
The consultant will develop a training program to prepare artists working in music, storytelling, and visual arts to facilitate arts programs in hospitals safely and effectively.

Providing safe and effective arts engagements and/or workshops for patients.
Responding to referrals, setting appropriate priorities regarding referrals for arts engagement at the bedside or waiting room areas.
Material use and safety in healthcare settings.
Best practices for working with medical and clinical staff.
Ethics, boundaries, and scope of practice for artists in healthcare settings.
Best practices for cultural competency, inclusion, and accessibility.

All training compiled and annotated training materials including scripts, powerpoint decks, videos, and activities. The ownership of these materials will be transferred to NJPAC upon delivery.
The consultant will have the right of first refusal to provide in-person or virtual training to incoming Artists in Residence at NJPAC for a period of two years.

See full RFP here.

Raw Art Works Seeks Program Director

Raw Art Works (RAW) was founded in 1988 and in 1994 opened a space in Lynn, Massachusetts, with a group of passionate art therapists and resident artists who shared the belief that good things happen when kids feel they are a vital part of a creative community that truly cares. Youth at RAW are welcomed into a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment the moment they step through the door. The relationships they create at RAW sustain and strengthen their ability to navigate a challenging and often unfair world.


The Program Director will oversee the delivery and performance of current programs, including fee-for-service contracts and relationships, in accordance with organizational goals and priorities. Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a member of leadership team, the Program Director will explore new initiatives for potential program growth, champion and actively participate in the strategic planning process, nurture the high quality of work that the program team produces, recommend improvements as necessary, and regularly celebrate successes.

Roles and Responsibilities

Program Strategy and Advocacy

  • Set organizational priorities and success metrics, partner with teams to set goals aligned to larger organizational priorities, and support the Executive Director in refining the vision and forward direction.
  • Champion and actively participate in the strategic planning process, exploring new initiatives for potential program growth.
  • Serve as a member of and bring impact stories to the leadership team that inform funder communications and support the organization-wide culture of philanthropy.
  • Contribute to annual and other periodic reviews of organizational goals and partner with the development department in the creation of funding proposals and impact reports.
  • Develop and lead community-building events with other agencies and manage outreach initiatives in Lynn and beyond, generated externally or internally, assuring that activities align with RAW priorities.
  • Serve as an ambassador for RAW and communicate programmatic activities and outcomes externally.
  • Embrace other program strategy and advocacy roles, as needed.

Program Delivery and Performance

  • Make high level organizational decisions and establish clear and effective communication at the executive level, across teams, and throughout the program department.
  • Perform annual review of program evaluation process, compile and analyze evaluation findings with staff, and provide recommendations and action plans to adjust program goals and design as necessary.
  • Promote clear expectations for accurate and timely data collection by program team; oversee data collection; and utilize data to analyze key drivers and barriers to program progress and performance.
  • With support from program team, oversee youth application, placement, and waitlist process, including specialized placement-related communication with families, especially for students with special needs.
  • Celebrate successes and recommend changes and course corrections as necessary.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Operations to develop, implement, and monitor the program budget.
  • Embrace other program delivery and performance roles, as needed.
Team Leadership and Mentoring
  • Honor RAW’s culture of consistent, direct, and honest feedback through staff performance management, including overseeing annual goal setting and a review process that addresses performance issues as they arise.
  • Oversee the program management team, providing weekly guidance and maintaining availability to each program team member, as needed.
  • Set standards for quality of work that the program team produces and hold the team accountable to organizational priorities and expected outcomes.
  • Provide leadership development, mentoring, and other opportunities that support the professional development plans of team members.
  • Model core values, manage conflict, and ensure decision clarity.
  • Embrace other team leadership and mentoring roles, as needed.

Click here or more information or to apply.

Submitted by: Danna Solomon, Leadership Transitions & Data Administrator, Arts Consulting Group

Art Pharmacy is seeking a Care Navigator


Art Pharmacy Care Navigator – Job Description
Reports to: Head of Service Development and Delivery
Position Type: Contract
Location: Remote with occasional visits to Stanford required

About Art Pharmacy
Art Pharmacy is an innovative organization providing the means for healthcare providers to ‘prescribe’ arts and cultural experiences to clients for the prevention and reduction of various behavioral health issues. The work is based on 40+ years of demonstrated impact that the arts & health field has on improving mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

Job Summary
The Care Navigator is the main point of contact for Art Pharmacy clients. The Care Navigator builds strong relationships with referred clients in order to help clients engage in health-improving arts and culture experiences. Care Navigators are committed to reducing the clients’ barriers to the experiences by identifying obstacles with clients, helping them navigate transportation issues, and promoting relevant experiences to increase the chance of uptake.

The Care Navigator’s primary responsibility is ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing thoughtful delivery of Art Pharmacy day to day services. This position also contributes to the maintenance of arts & culture offerings database; development of relationships with strategic partners; evaluation and analysis of client experience; and programmatic strategies, policies, and practices.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Care Navigator will:

    • Work in collaboration with the Art Pharmacy team to deliver high-quality, coordinated support to clients to access and engage with Arts & Culture experiences through the Art Pharmacy platform.
    • Field inquiries from referred clients via phone, email, and text to connect clients with appropriate Arts & Culture experiences from the Art Pharmacy’s offerings,
    • Book and coordinate logistics for client participation in selected Arts Engagements and provide relevant information/tickets to the client.
    • Maintain up-to-date records of client activity and participation status
    • Manage a caseload of clients from entry to Art Pharmacy (referral) through intake assessment, regular arts engagements and midway assessments, to end of prescription evaluation.
    • Maintain open communication with Arts & Culture Partners to maintain up-to-date calendar offerings and relay attendee information as necessary.
    • Participate in strategic relationship-building initiatives with Arts & Culture and Prescribing Partners
    • Contribute to the development of Art Pharmacy services and participate in support, supervision and training as required.
    • The role is a non-clinical role, however the Care Navigator will receive orientation and continued training to best be able to use social prescribing to empower people to take control of their health and wellbeing.
    • Ensure compliance with all relevant policies and procedures in relation to health and safety, equal opportunities, data protection and confidentiality.

General Qualifications

    • Excellent listening and communication skills (both spoken and written) – must be comfortable speaking with strangers on the phone and video chat, as well as via email and text.
    • Excellent organization and record keeping skills
    • Highly proficient with database management and use of Google Suite
    • Takes initiative in finding solutions to problems and thinks creatively in the face of obstacles
    • Demonstrates a practice of empathy, emotional resilience, and non-judgement
    • Experience working with diverse populations (age, race/ethnicity, abilities, language, etc)
    • Proactive in maintaining personal and professional learning and development and identify own training needs as they arise
    • This is a remote position, though a familiarity with Stanford University and the San Francisco Bay Area, and ability to navigate these cultural communities, is required.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary: $5,000 per month
Health Stipend: $250 per month
Remote Work Stipend: $250 per month

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume with a cover letter via Gusto. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until a candidate has been hired. All applicants will be notified of their application status once a hiring decision has been made but not before. Please do not email Art Pharmacy directly as we will not be able to respond to inquiries outside of the recruitment portal.

SocialRx, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate differences and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our team members. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship.

Director, Center for Arts in Medicine

The Center for Arts in Medicine (CAM) in the UF College of the Arts is committed to advancing research, education, and practice in arts in health, locally and globally. We seek a dynamic director to lead our close-knit and rapidly expanding academic community made up of artists and scholars working in and researching the intersections of arts and health.

Our new director will join us in manifesting CAM’s tenets and help propel us to new levels of excellence as part of a comprehensive land, sea, and space-grant research university (ranked #5 among U.S. public universities).

We seek a strong academic administrator: a strategic thinker with significant leadership experience, excellent communication skills, and administrative acumen. This individual will serve as a vital collaborator on the College’s executive leadership team and with CAM’s research and teaching-focused faculty and staff. The successful candidate should have the capacity to build programs and curricula and also cultivate a realistic, positive, and professional working culture. Well-qualified candidates will understand the origins of our field and appreciate the potential of emerging aspects of the work, in particular, community engaged practices.

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, faculty, and staff 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.

Visit https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/524125/director-center-for-arts-in-medicine to learn more. Applications submitted by November 20, 2022 will receive full consideration.

This is a full-time, twelve-month faculty position. Rank and tenure status are contingent upon the selected candidate’s qualifications. Date of expected hire is July 1, 2023.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

Director of Content and Design/National Resource Center

The Director of Content and Design/National Resource Center will oversee the coordination and execution of the efforts required for the development of products and services on the National Resource Center, utilizing and in collaboration with multiple consultant and staff resources including, but not limited to, the National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, the developer of the NRC (Taoti), and other sources to ensure work is completed on time, within budget, will provide maximum benefit and support for clinical and community-based stakeholders, and adheres to agreed upon artistic and technical  standards.

Submit cover letter, proposal addressing qualifications and ability to execute duties, activities and deliverables as outlined in Scope of Work, Curriculum Vitae, and 3 References by August 12, 2019 to: By email: [email protected]

By mail: Attn: Creative Forces Project Administrator, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington DC 20005

Miami Cancer Institute is seeking a Music Therapist

Provides direct clinical services for Miami Cancer Institute patients of all ages by using music as a tool to meet the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, spiritual and cultural needs of patients. Responsible for developing treatment plans, implementing and evaluating music therapy interventions and ensuring safe and appropriate therapeutic services. Assesses, plans, implements, documents, and evaluates the services provided based on policy, standards of practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration within the healthcare team. Will support mutual goals of achieving management of pain and discomfort, positive changes in mood and emotional state, decreased levels of anxiety and stress, and improved coping methods. The Miami Cancer Institute Music Therapist will facilitate groups, conduct individual sessions, and coordinate music activities throughout the ambulatory facility. Duties will also include clinical oversight and collaborative programmatic development of a robust Arts in Medicine program including research within an oncology ambulatory center.

Estimated pay range for this position is $57415 – $74639.5 / year depending on experience. 

Degrees: Bachelors Masters
Licenses & Certifications: CBMT Music Therapist – Board Certified Additional
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from a program accredited by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) or master’s degree in Music Therapy preferred. Must be board-certified in music therapy (MT-BC.) Three years of related experience in a clinical setting. An established track record of administrative management, clinical research and experience working collaboratively and cohesively with the discipline of artists in medicine in a healthcare setting. Experience cannot be substituted for educational requirement.
Minimum Required Experience: 3

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Moffitt Cancer Center is seeking a Musician Artist In Residence

The Artist In Residence (Musician) in the Arts In Medicine Program provides a healing environment throughout the Cancer Center for patients, families, visitors and staff through the use of music; provides and facilitates music in public areas of the Cancer Center; has direct patient/visitor contact at the bedside and in clinics and waiting areas with music program; oversees volunteers and practicum students; provides special performances; participates in and supports diverse Arts In Medicine programs and events; consistently serves as a resource for promotion of the Arts In Medicine program and for the creation of an aesthetic and artistic environment for patients, families, visitors and staff throughout the Cancer Center.

Find out more and apply here.

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