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

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Resources for Artists in Healthcare Settings

Monica Yunus
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Sing for Hope
Camille Zamora
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, Sing for Hope

11: 15 AM—11:30 AM NOAH Professionalization Resources: Q&A Session



11:30 AM—11:45 AM Artists Working in Healthcare: Who, How, When and Why?


An introduction to professional considerations of visual artists working in healthcare environments. Due to the increased interest and opportunities for artists to serve their communities within healthcare settings, the presenter’s experiences as painter, art educator and independent contractor bring a practical overview to this dynamic conversation about the training and value of artists within the field of arts in health.


Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the historical contributions of visual artists within the healthcare field.
2. Discuss the distinctions of material use and safety in studio practices and in healthcare environments.
3. Review healthcare protocol and invitation strategies for visual artists within a broad range of populations.
4. Summarize the value of artists’ outcomes in healthcare settings, unique from the creative art therapies.


11: 45 AM—12:00 PM

Creating an "Artists' Peace Corps" in the Service of Healing

The "artists' peace corps" Sing for Hope mobilizes a roster of 2,000+ artists in healthcare centers and community sites and has placed 450+ artist-created Sing for Hope Pianos in public spaces for anyone and everyone to enjoy. Learn about SFH as a program model and/or start a chapter in your region to increase creative art programming in your local hospital and/or elder care facility.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Performance element (by internationally acclaimed sopranos Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus)
  2. Best practices in high-level volunteer artist partner recruitment
  3. Best practices in collaborative concert creation and bedside performance management in healthcare settings
  4. Audience engagement exercise
12:00 PM—12:15 PM Q&A/Discussion
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH