Navigation Links
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Calls on Local Artists for New Arts and Healing Initiative
Date:1/14/2010

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is launching a major new initiative aimed at bringing work by local artists into the Minneapolis and St. Paul Hospitals.  This Arts and Healing initiative will feature partnerships with local arts organizations, and will work to foster a healing environment for patients and families at Children's.  The program will also study the impact arts programs can have on patient care.

A "Call for Art" has been released and is open to all Minnesota artists.  Details of the program are available on www.ChildrensMN.org.  Artists interested in learning more can also attend an Arts Forum on January 14, from 6 to 7:30 pm in the Pillsbury Auditorium at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN.  Children's executives and members of Children's Arts & Healing and Urban Renewal Task Force will be on hand to answer questions about the program and the opportunities for local artists.

Children's Arts and Healing Program will be brought to the community in partnership with The Children's Theatre Company, COMPAS (an artist-in-residency and arts education organization based in St. Paul), MacPhail Center for Music, the Minnesota Children's Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  The program will be funded entirely through philanthropic donations and will include exhibits of two- and three-dimensional art, interactive art programs for patients, and evidence-based research about the role of art in helping patients heal.  Children's is already a leader in bringing arts programs to patients such as music therapy.

Phase one of the project in Minneapolis is scheduled to be complete in September of 2010 and will include more than 30 major commissions along with acquisition of hundreds of works of art.  This program is planned to be expanded system wide with the inclusion of the St. Paul Campus, scheduled for completion of fall 2011.

Attendees to the forum will have the opportunity to hear more about the project from Alan L. Goldbloom, MD, president and CEO of Children's; Mic Johnson, senior partner with Ellerbe Becket; Mary Ingebrand-Pohlad, an artist, a long-standing trustee of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and a member of Children's Arts & Healing and Urban Renewal Task Force; and Annette Ridenour, president of Aesthetics, an art consultant for the project.  Ridenour has recently co-authored a book, "Transforming the Healthcare Experience through the Arts," and will be giving a brief overview on the field as background information about evidence based arts programs.

Members of the five arts partners also will be present to discuss the collaboration.

The Arts and Healing initiative is part of Children's multi-year $300 million redevelopment, which was launched in 2007 on both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.  Children's has already opened several new facilities in Minneapolis, including a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a five-story Children's Specialty Center and a state-of-the-art Emergency Department.

About Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Serving as Minnesota's children's hospital since 1924, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has 332 staffed beds at its two hospitals in St. Paul and Minneapolis.  An independent, not-for-profit health care system, Children's of Minnesota provides care through more than 14,000 inpatient visits and more than 200,000 emergency room and other outpatient visits every year.  Children's is the only Minnesota hospital system to provide comprehensive care exclusively to children.  For more information, visit www.childrensmn.org.

SOURCE Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

RELATED LINKS
http://www.childrensmn.org

'/>"/>

SOURCE Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Young Adults with Cancer Focus of Program Developed by Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
2. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Completes Conversion to Masimo SET(R) Pulse Oximetry Technology
3. 200 Families of Children With Serious Eye Problems Benefit From Unique Gift Card Program at The Vision Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
4. Childrens Bedding Naturally Enhances Emotional Well-being
5. Cydcor Builds Bears and Bonds in Special Charity Event Benefitting Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
6. National Childrens Study Begins Recruiting
7. Jessica Biel and Make The Difference Network Bring Holiday Cheer to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
8. Siegel+Gale Designs New HOPE Portal for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
9. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Turns Off the Tap With Green Earth Waterless Carwash
10. Nautica Malibu Triathlon Presented by Toyota Raises $718,000 for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Cancer Research
11. Quality Transformation Collaborative Effort by Hospitals Saves Children's Lives by Eradicating Bloodstream Infections
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... Pacifica Graduate ... the electrifying line-up of events for its annual meeting “Coming Home 2017,” an ... “Coming Home 2017” will be held on Friday January 27 through Sunday, ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... January 21, 2017 , ... In the United States, 20 million ... freedom of recovery, they often feel shame for having struggled with an eating disorder ... In the workshop, “Rising Strong in Life After an Eating Disorder” -- to be ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... A new ... donate items they no longer use or need, from clothes to couches to dressers ... unwanted items and take them to the nearest Goodwill donation center through February 28th. ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... Doctor C LLC, a company based ... ECRM trade show to continue the marketing and distribution of its product, The Right ... providing 400 percent better absorption than traditional vitamin C supplements. At the trade show, ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... January 20, 2017 , ... ... to enhance people’s everyday lives, recently attended the January ECRM Trade Show in ... Science is known for its large range of supplements that keep the body ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/20/2017)... January 20, 2017 ... an Nothilfe   Die internationale humanitäre Stadt soll ... zu schaffen   Seine Hoheit Scheich ... VAE sowie Herrscher von Dubai , ... der Hilfe (International Humanitarian City IHC) zu verdreifachen, um ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 19, 2017 The global ... billion by 2025, according to a new study ... anticipated to be predominantly driven by high R&D ... the large-scale production of new and therapeutically advanced ... of drugs at an unprecedented rate into the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Jan. 19, 2017 The U.S. Food and Drug ... Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) in adult patients. "No ... disorders," said Julie Beitz , M.D., director of the ... Drug Evaluation and Research. "With the availability of new therapies, ... for their condition." ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: