The Arts in Healthcare, A New Approach in Louisville, Kentucky:
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The integration of the arts into healthcare is a major theme of my book in progress, Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. Each community needs to find ways of making this a reality. Today’s post tells the story of a relatively new venture in Louisville, Kentucky. You may find some ideas there that you can apply in your own community.
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“Creating equitable places and healthy people: that’s the mission of Louisville, Kentucky-based, artist-innovation company IDEAS xLab (IDEAS). Together with its education and training nonprofit for artists, Creative Agents of Change Foundation, IDEAS has created a framework that helps corporations and communities re-frame challenges and discover new opportunities by leveraging the dynamic capacity of artists to innovate. IDEAS was launched in 2012 as an exhibition series designed to connect contemporary artists in Central Appalachian and Southern States with international artist networks. Today, IDEAS has morphed into a new framework for social entrepreneurship centered around artists as strategic human resources on two parallel fronts, civic and corporate innovation. The ultimate goal is creating “shared value” programs between the two.”
The Creative Apothecary Applauds Arts in Healthcare Everywhere!