Tenure-line Faculty Position in Arts, Health, & Wellbeing (open rank)

The University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts invites applications for tenure-line faculty position in Arts, Health, & Well-being from candidates with expertise in the evidence-based application of the arts to promote health and/or well-being through creative arts therapies, expressive arts therapy, arts in health, or arts in public health frameworks.

The College encourages applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to apply.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the department or school that best matches their area of artistic expertise at a rank and salary commensurate with experience. The position will have research, teaching, and service responsibilities appropriate for tenure-line appointments in the home academic unit. In addition, the successful candidate will serve as a leader of the University of Utah’s nascent Arts-in-Health Innovation Lab (artsinhealth.utah.edu), a catalyst of interdisciplinary research, teaching, clinical care, and community engagement at the intersection of the arts and health.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Search Committee Chair Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell at cheek.odonnell@utah.edu. For a complete description of the position and its requirements or to submit your application, visit http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/82887 (posting number PRN00325CF).

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The Creative Center Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Healthcare and Creative Aging 2019

Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 22, 2019

This week-long training, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, will focus on the role of the arts in healthcare and creative aging, providing theoretical and didactic approaches to implementing and sustaining high-quality arts programming in a variety of settings serving people living with illness and older adults across the aging spectrum. Artists, as well as arts, nursing home and hospital administrators will be given everything they need to create “best practice” arts programming in community and senior centers, hospital, healthcare, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, along with rehabilitation, palliative and hospice settings. Founded in 1994, The Creative Center at University Settlement has been training artists and administrators from across the US since 2002 to replicate our model in a variety of healthcare settings using the unique training program featured in our book, Artists in Residence: The Creative Center’s Approach to Arts in Healthcare.

Presentations, workshops and site visits, led by national leaders in the field of arts in healthcare and arts in aging, will include:

Getting Old: The Aging Body, Mind and Soul
A New Perspective on Dementia
StoryCorps: Memory Loss Initiative and Legacy Project
Crafting Careers in Arts-in-Healthcare and Creative Aging
Older Professional Artists: A Model for Society
Hospital Artists-In-Residence: The Creative Center’s Approach
Lifetime Arts: Arts Education for Older Adults
Opening Minds Through Art (OMA): an inter-generational program
Arts&Minds: Museum Programming for People Living with Dementia
Arts in Healthcare: The Current “State” of the Field

Fees: $350 per selected trainee. Artists/administrators working in NYC (Su Casa, senior centers, etc.) may apply for the discounted rate of $250. Lunch, supplies and resources are provided. Please note: lodging and transportation to and from NYC not included.

For information, please call 646-465-5313 or info@thecreativecenter.org.

Support for The Creative Center Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Healthcare and Creative Aging comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

News from our Members: Beth Palmer

An art exhibit in the heart of Research Triangle Park, NC gives contemporary fine artist and NOAH Member Beth Palmer a platform to share about her professional journey in both the arts education and arts in healthcare fields, and how they now intersect in new ways.

Click on the link below to see a series of photos and interview by documentary photojournalist Janine Dominguez-Vasquez. http://janinedominguesvasquez.com/beth-palmer/


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Snow City Arts Adds Three Events to NOAH Calendar

Snow City Arts has been providing arts education and creative inspiration to youth in Chicagoland hospitals for 20 years! Celebrate their 20th anniversary with A Room Without Walls, a year-long series of special events around Chicago.

Each event will represent a discipline in which Snow City Arts works: creative writing, visual arts, teaching artistry, theatre, film, and music. These events offer a unique opportunity to get to know the work of Snow City Arts’ students and Teaching Artists. These events will be partnered with some of the most popular and respected cultural institutions across the City.


On Friday, September 7, Gallery Night 2018: A Room Without Walls returns to The Ballroom at The School of the Art Institute Chicago, where you’ll view the artwork of students, enjoy an elegant 3-course meal, bid on unique silent auction experiences, and see performances of student work.

On Saturday, October 13, Snow City Arts, in partnership with the Gene Siskel Film Center, will present student films and works of media arts in a one day festival.

On Sunday, December 16, Snow City Arts, in partnership with Schuba’s, will present an exhibition of student musical work performed by local Chicago musicians.


Click through the images above for more details.

NOAH Members: make sure you’re adding events to the NOAH Event Calendar too!

Mayo Call for Abstracts

Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine Invites Proposals for 2018 Symposium

Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine Symposium
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida
November 10-11, 2018

The Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine invites proposals for the 5th annual 2018 national symposium, “Education and Research in the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare” to take place at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, November 10-11, 2018. Proposals will be received through July 31, 2018.

For information on the symposium and to submit a proposal to present, please visit the website here. Early bird registration is now open. For abstract submission or registration questions, contact: humanitiesfla@mayo.edu.

Mayo Call for Abstracts

Submitted by: Chrysanthe M. Yates | Program Director | Mayo Clinic Lyndra P. Daniel Center for Humanities in Medicine

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Boston Children’s Hospital Seeks Art Program Manager

Job description
At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced through major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound.

The Art Program Manager will be responsible for:

    • Planning, installing, and maintaining an art collection for the Hospital. Acquires art and ensures maintenance of collection.
    • Fostering relationships with the arts and humanities resources in the community and state, and incorporating those resources in program development.
    • Developing and recommending budget for annual projects.
      Planning, developing, organizing and overseeing fundraising events on behalf of the art program and the hospital.

To Qualify You Must Have

  • The level of knowledge typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Art/Art Administration, and at least three years of previous related experience managing an arts program or related profession with at least one year in a hospital or comparable facility.
  • Knowledge of visual designs in a healthcare environment.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of art conservation and handling.
  • Excellent negotiating and financial management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication abilities
  • The ability to analyze the needs of patients and staff to select art appropriate for area
  • Arts Administration certificate is preferred.

Find more information and apply here.

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UF Health Shands Seeks Service Learning Coordinator

Service Learning Coordinator, Arts in Medicine

Job description:

  • Recruits, interviews, selects, trains and provides appropriate orientation to students, volunteers and interns.
  • Supervises and maintains all program student and volunteer schedules and compliance.
  • Assigns students and volunteers to Arts in Medicine teams and community service organizations.
  • Communicates with UF Health Volunteer Services and UF Center for Arts in Medicine Graduate and Undergraduate advisors on all student volunteer and intern operations.
  • Assists in management of course requirements and evaluates student performance.
  • Manages bi-annual Professional Development Residency program.
  • Manages Arts in Medicine social media and web presence and assists in program development.
  • Supervises Arts in Medicine operations assistant and is responsible for general operation of the Criser Cancer Resource Center.
  • Manages Resource Center budget.
  • Responsible for development and updating of all Criser Cancer Resource Center policies and procedures.

To apply for the job, visit careers.ufl.shands.edu  Job ID# 54921

Arts Jobs Open at Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine

About Houston Methodist
Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist has earned worldwide recognition. Comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and seven community hospitals with a history of health care innovation, Houston Methodist is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation’s leading centers for medical education and research. We have consistently been recognized by several national organizations as one of the nation’s best places to work, including being ranked as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” by Forbes (2017). Houston Methodist directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 2,165 operating beds, over 21,195 employees and more than 5,500 physicians, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.
Job Openings
Coming Soon: Staff Pianist
Do you or your organization have an arts in health job or internship opportunity? Let us know and we’ll be happy to share!

Does Bringing The Arts Into Healthcare Make Business Sense?

NOAH Board President and Director of Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine, Todd Frazier participated in a panel discussing the the intersection of healthcare and the arts.

An excerpt:

Frazier’s center includes bringing music to patients in more ways than one. Some who have trouble with traditional speech therapy will respond to musical therapy, for instance. Psych patients requesting meds might find themselves instead soothed by Houston Methodist’s “music dome” (offering personalized playlists).

Both prompted by Stoyanoff and by his own accord, Frazier hit on the business side of the programs, as well. One key in justifying their longevity has been the contributions to patient satisfaction scores; keyword searches of patient comments have revealed dozens of comments about music, almost all of them positive, Frazier said. (Patient satisfaction impacts reimbursement levels from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.) He added that the music dome has nudged down costs on medication.

“Every time we opened a new music therapy position, it took about four to six months for the nurses, the physicians, the executives to say, ‘We have to guarantee this person is here every day. Because we need it, we see what it does, we’re able to down-scale support, and our length of stay is lowering,’” Frazier said.

See the full article here.


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Aesthetics, Inc. in the News

We love to see the work of our members celebrated, especially in national broadcasts!

Check out this video from CBS to see the incredible work our Founding Member Aesthetics, Inc. put into the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, CA, and the wonderful reactions of patients and their families.


Submitted By: Christine Villages, Aesthetics, Inc.