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