Earn CEUs at the NOAH Conference

We are excited to announce that this year attendees will be able to earn CEUs at the NOAH conference. The Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo offers a Certificate of Completion that attendees can fill out and submit to their professional organizations!

AIA Credits: For Credit: Obtain the AIA CEU form at Registration. Keep track of the sessions you attend by checking the boxes on the form and turn in your form to the information desk at the end of the show. 

IDCEC Credits: For credit: obtain the IDCEC form at the Registration. Have your session(s) stamped by room monitor as you leave each session and then submit your conference card to IDCEC via their website at www.idcec.org.

Certificate of Completion: For a certificate of completion obtain a Generic CEU form at Registration. Have your session(s) stamped by the room monitor as you leave each session and then turn in your form to the information desk at the end of the show. You will be emailed a certificate of completion within 2 weeks of the event.

Please Note: Attendees may earn 16.75 continuing education units by attending one conference session in every time bank offered and a facility tour.

Find more information about our 2018 Conference here.

Arts in health and the UnLonely Project on the Today Show

A great profile on arts in health and the UnLonely Project, a program of the Foundation for Art & Healing on the Today Show on NBC!

NBC Reporter Kate Snow on making art with the UnLonely Project:

“I’m not an artist, but it didn’t matter – there’s something about being creative that brings your emotions forward and taking the time to share it with others was really special.”

Founder Dr. Jeremy Nobel says tells her the arts are powerful at connecting people, and help you recognize who another person is and who you are.

The Unlonely Project’s steps to connect:

  1. Make art
  2. Share that art with someone else
  3. Have the other person receive that art in an active and curious way

See the full video here:


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.

UF Center for Arts in Medicine Seeks Intern

The University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine seeks a full-time marketing/PR intern for the 2018-19 academic year (August 20, 2018 – May 15, 2019). A $1,000 stipend will be provided at the end of each semester.

The intern will work primarily with the Center’s Admissions and Advisement team to implement a media and communications plan. Specific roles will include design and production of social media and blog posts, newsletters, advertisements, press releases, and short promotional videos, as well as general PR and marketing functions. Opportunities for other learning and engagement with the Arts in Medicine Programs at UF will be provided.

They are looking for a driven, ambitious self-starter with the ability to employ innovation and creativity in their work independently and as a member of a team. Those with at least 1-2 years of experience in PR and/or marketing will be considered.

The incumbent will also be provided with a full scholarship to attend the 17th Annual Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive July 9 – 20, 2018 at the University of Florida. Additional training, guidance and support will be provided.


Interested candidates should forward their resume and a cover letter to Kimberlee Campbell-Smith at kcampbellsmith@ufl.edu.​

Submitted by: Kimberlee Campbell-Smith, University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine

NOAH Members: Post Events!

One of our most exciting new membership features is out National Arts in Health Events Calendar.

Now, NOAH members can share their events with audiences nationwide. Current event listings include Snow City Arts’ A Room Without Walls ExhibitionUF Center for Arts in Medicine’s 17th Annual Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive, and Houston CPAM’s Introduction to MATADOC lecture.

An added benefit? We also share these events on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages to help spread the word about our members’ impressive programming.

If you’re a NOAH member, make sure you get your information on our calendar! Click here and follow the link on the top right to log in and share your events.

If you’re not a NOAH member, what are you waiting for? Become a member today and gain access to our growing list of benefits (not to mention saving $100 on our conference registration!)

Become a Conference Sponsor!

Friends of Arts in Health,

Connect your organization’s name with the annual meeting of NOAH, the national organization promoting, guiding and educating the field of arts in health.

Our second annual conference is taking place as an Arts in Health track within the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo Conference in Austin, TX on October 7-10, 2018.  We received an overwhelming response to our call for presentations this year, and our dynamic and diverse presentation lineup can be found here. We are confident that this year’s conference features something for everyone, whether they are longstanding professionals or newcomers to the field. This event presents a wealth of opportunities for connection, innovation, and field-building, but we can’t do this alone! We’re looking for sponsors at all levels to partner with us while promoting awareness of their own work in the field of Arts in Health.

Below you will see our sponsorship opportunities for the Reimagining the Future of Arts in Health conference. Opportunities range from Presenting Sponsor titles for our keynote, expo booth, music and entertainment, and scholarships, to affiliated organization and individual sponsorships starting at $100. I hope you will consider supporting our conference, which encourages, energizes, and educates arts in health administrators, artists, architects and therapists among others. By doing so, you will be sharing in our mission “to serve and advance the field of Arts in Health.”


Snow City Arts Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary!

Snow City Arts presents “A Room Without Walls,” a year of shows with arts organizations across the city to showcase two decades of student work.

Snow City Arts has launched its 20th Anniversary Celebration, “A Room Without Walls,” starting with a packed house at Open Books at 651 W. Lake St., Chicago. The exhibition was the first of six over the course of 2018, designated by the City of Chicago as “The Year of Creative Youth.” Each event is being held in conjunction with an esteemed cultural partner of Snow City Arts, which provides one-on-one arts instruction to children in area hospitals, and each event is dedicated to a genre that SCA offers to the students with whom it works.

The Open Books creative writing exhibition highlighted the work of students who have participated in Snow City Arts poetry and writing workshops over the last 20 years. Local poets such as Roger Bonair-Agard, Emily Jungmin Yoon, and CM Burroughs read works written by SCA students, and the event include display and audio recordings of work, along with published chapbooks and framed pieces. All of the events in the series are and free and open to the public.

The visual arts exhibition of A Room Without Walls opened at The Arts Incubator at the University of Chicago on April 6, and was on on display through April 27. This exhibit featured the work of more than 100 students from the past 20 years. The teaching artistry exhibition is scheduled for the Weinberg Newton Gallery, June 5 – 23, with an opening on Friday, June 8 at 6 p.m. The theater presentation will be at the Steppenwolf Theatre Education Department, July 25 and 26. The film exhibition will be at the Gene Siskel Film Center, October 13. The final event of the series will be a music exhibition held on December 16 at Schuba’s.

“Our teaching artists have worked with tens of thousands of students over the last two decades. It’s really gratifying to share a snapshot of this work with our partners at some of Chicago’s premier arts organizations. A movie shot in a hospital bed, being shown at the Gene Siskel Center—that’s an exciting moment for a student,” said SCA Executive Director Carrie Spitler.

Each of the exhibitions is curated by a member of the SCA teaching artist faculty, all of whom are working artists themselves in the medium they teach. Current and former students are invited to the events as participants and as audience members, a reunion in some cases of relationships between students and teachers from years ago.

“As longtime fans of Snow City Arts and the incredible service they offer children and families of the Chicagoland area, it is an honor to be able to showcase the work of their young theater artists at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Thanks to the dedication of the Snow City teaching artists, whose creative spirits never let the walls of a hospital get in the way of creating theatre magic, there are world-class productions the public has yet to see. This July, come to Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theater and be among the lucky to get to do so,” said Megan Shuchman, Director of Education at Steppenwolf.

All events are free and open to the public. To find out more or make a reservation to the events, go to the Snow City Arts website at: www.snowcityarts.org/anniversary.

About Snow City Arts: Chicago-based Snow City Arts brings one-on-one, professional arts education every day to the rooms of pediatric patients at its hospital partners: Rush University Children’s Hospital, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital University of Illinois, and its latest site, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, which began working with SCA in 2017. Snow City Arts has been profiled as a best practice by the National Endowment for the Arts, honored as one of the 15 best youth programs in the United States by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities with the prestigious Coming Up Taller Award, and has been the recipient of the Make It Better Philanthropy-Arts Award. For more information, visit snowcityarts.org

Houston Center for Performing Arts Medicine Job Opening


The Project Specialist- Visual Arts reports to the Director of the Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM) and works under the guidance of CPAM’s Project Manager. The Project Specialist- Visual Arts will be a facilitator of employee, community and professional visual arts throughout the system of Houston Methodist hospitals. With the goal of supporting a holistic environment of care for patients, visitors and employees, a primary role of the Project Specialist- Visual Arts will be to manage and leverage the Healing Arts Exhibition Series, an all employee, physician, and volunteer photography contest and collection, to enhance the healing environment of care at Houston Methodist. The Project Specialist- Visual Arts will facilitate Healing Arts Exhibition requests and tours throughout the system, oversee the logistical process from photo submission to de-installation, maintain records of the collection, monitor the ongoing maintenance needs, track donated visual arts gifts, assist in special projects as needed, and act as the coordinator for employee, community and professional visual arts programs and collaborations throughout the Houston Methodist system. This position requires excellent communication skills, an attention to detail, arts administration experience, and a strong visual arts background. Coordination and collaboration will also be required with CPAM’s Divisions of Arts Integration, Music Therapy, Research and Assessment, Outreach and Education, and Artist Health.


Hershey Medical Center Hiring Art Therapist


The art therapist will implement a medical art therapy program in our Children’s Hospital and Cancer Institute. The art therapist will conduct individual art therapy with patients as well as group sessions with patients, family members and staff.


Registered Art Therapist, Board Certified (ATR BC).
BA Required, Masters Degree preferred; Must have worked at least 6 months in a healthcare institution, preferably 1 year.

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position’s responsibilities.