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Monday, October 8, 2018  |  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Collaborating and Inclusion in Arts in Health

Marial Biard
Music Therapist, Texas Children's Hospital
Alice Garfield
Artful Healing Coordinator, MFA
Ermyn King, MA, RDT
Independent Contractor, ArtStream, Inc.
Jennifer Townsend
Program Manager of Music Therapy, Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM Medicine and the Museum: Looking Closely at Arts in Health Partnership Programs

This session will provide insight into how the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has partnered with the surrounding Boston medical community to benefit practitioners and patients. Participants will get an overview of two different models for engaging area hospitals, including how these programs got their start, challenges, participant feedback and research.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the impact the visual arts can have on patient care and medical practitioners
  2. Participants will gain insight into patient and practitioner interactions with museums and museum professionals including the successes and challenges
  3. Presenter will share implementation strategies to start these programs with conference participants’ local museums or medical organizations

11:30 AM—11:45 AM Healing in the Wake of Harvey: Creative Arts Disaster Relief Efforts

In this interactive session hear the story of creative arts therapists and community artists coming together in the aftermath of a disaster to create an initiative directed towards healing and resiliency of those affected by natural disaster. Gain tools and knowledge to recreate this day of healing for your own community whenever there is a need.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Observe how one team built a collaboration of creative arts therapists and community artists to develop outreach efforts in the aftermath of natural disaster.
  2. Recognize key components to psychological first aid.
  3. Summarize the effects that the arts can have on a community during the first year of recovery from natural disaster.
  4. Describe a model of outreach that can be replicated for future relief efforts.

11:45 AM-12:00 PM No One Left Out: Ensuring Inclusion and Universal Accessibility in Arts in Health Culture

One in five adults in the U.S. lives with a disability––a prime consideration for arts in health culture. Universal accessibility ensures facility and program access for all, resulting in seamless environments and experiences. This session examines how a systemic inclusion and access approach in arts in health program settings from the get-­go leads to exemplary practice and can set the precedent in this core value area for an entire organization.


Learning Objectives:

  1. List five benefits of applying a systemic inclusion and access approach in arts in health program settings.
  2. Name four environmental elements or methods that set the stage for or extend the reach of inclusive and accessible arts in health programs.
  3. Identify five arts access services and practices that enhance arts in health program inclusion and accessibility.
  4. Describe three functions of a universal accessibility committee or advisory group established in association with arts in health programs.
12:00 PM—12:15 PM Q&A/Discussion
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH