Hospital Artist-In-Residence Training DVD
By Fly on the Wall Productions, Virginia Fraser, and Eagle Glazer
Recorded from a week long training at The Creative Center in October of 2010, this two disc DVD set contains lectures from physicians, social workers, bereavement counselors, artists, art therapists, writers, artists-in-residence, and participants about what to expect in starting a hospital artist-in-residence program. Made possible by a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts and LIVESTRONG, viewers will learn how The Creative Center's proven approach supports, encourages, and enables people with life-threatening illnesses discover their inner creativity.
This book offers artists and healthcare professionals a unique look at artmaking with patients and caregivers in healthcare settings.Featuring The Creative Center's professionally proven methods, illustrated by actual artist-in-residence logs and photographs, readers will hear the stories of the remarkable experiences that occur when patients and staff are given the opportunity to discover their own creative resources through art-making.
"...As patients engage in the creative process, I have seen them, time and again, gain meaning from misery, comfort from pain, and an insight that liberates them. Artists-in-Residence: The Creative Center's Approach to Arts in Healthcare provides a wonderful view of the transformative power of art and artists, and reinforces the importance of The Creative Center's work." -Joel T. Katz, MD, Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
This inspiring journey shares the words and photographs of twenty-five cancer survivors as they learned the art and craft of documentary photography to convey their experiences in survivorship. Funded by a generous grant from the Lance Armstrong Foundation, participants worked with a photographer-in-residence, as well as leading educators and curators from some of New York City's major museums to produce portfolios that told their stories. Through their photographs, these artists illuminate the true significance of what we see and how we perceive it. The book is a remarkable testament to art as the ultimate tool of self-advocacy, giving a powerful visual voice to the cancer experience. (Purchase includes DVD documenting the Still Life project)