The Healing Arts: New Pathways to Health Initiative cordially invites you to a morning of Healing Arts artist demonstrations and workshops followed by a lunch and discussion at the Newport Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. The 28 minute award-winning documentary about the Healing Arts Initiative, which highlights the impact arts and healthcare partnerships have on people living with profound emotional and physical challenges, and their caregivers, will also be screened.
Newport Hospital volunteers and healthcare staff, as well as Rhode Island artists and arts organizations are invited to observe master Healing Arts artists working with patients and staff. Healthcare organizations will also have the oppportunity to see the demos and receive technical assistance as needed related to the Healing Arts Request for Proposals, an opportunity to join the Initiative and leverage new resources with the expansion of the partnership program into Rhode Island. Information about the new Rhode Island Healing Arts artist fellowships will also be provided.
Gudoian Conference Room, 1st floor
11 Friendship St
Newport, RI 02840-2299
Registration fee (includes catered brown bag lunch): $15.00
FREE for Newport Hospital volunteers and staff.
Patricia Pedreira, Program Director, The Healing Arts: New Pathways to Health
Artist demonstrations and workshops with:
Joe Douillette, Media Artist, The Healing Arts Initiative
Michelle Pearson, Dancer, The Healing Arts Initiative
Peggy Rambach, Writer, The Healing Arts Initiative
Technical Assistance Workshops for Healing Arts RFP applicants
Applications and Information about the RI Healing Arts Artist Fellowships
Catered Brown Bag Lunch and Discussion, facilitated by H. Mark Smith
RSVP required for admission. Contact: Tesair Lauve, Healing Arts Program Manager, at Tesair@comcast.net by Monday, November 2nd.
20 slots reserved for artists, first come, first served.
Created in 2004, The Healing Arts: New Pathways to Health is a regional arts and healing program developed by the Vermont Arts Exchange, in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a consortium of arts and healthcare organizations in Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. This unique program uses the arts as an innovative new treatment method for patients living with chronic disabling diseases. Artist residencies and intergenerational workshops integrate technology, music, theater, dance, filmmaking, ceramics, painting, photography, and printmaking into patient care, staff training, and wellness programs.
The Healing Arts: New Pathways to Health is a collaborative effort involving artists and arts organizations, hospitals and healthcare administrators, colleges and universities throughout New England. Participating healthcare sites include Tewksbury Hospital, in Tewksbury, MA; Crotched Mountain, in Greenfield, NH; and the Vermont Veterans Home, United Counseling Services and the Bennington School, in Bennington, VT.