The National Organization for Arts in Health 2018 annual conference concluded on October 10th after three days of work-shopping, networking and sharing resources with some of the brightest minds in the field of arts in healthcare. Ari Albright presented, Artists Working in Healthcare: Who, How, When and Why? at the 2018 conference, as an introduction to professional considerations of visual artists working in healthcare environments. Albright’s experiences as a painter, art educator and independent contractor brought a practical overview to the dynamic conversation about the training and value of artists within the field of arts in health. Through her platform at the NOAH Conference, Albright aimed to…
- Identify the historical contributions of visual artists within the healthcare field
- Discuss the distinctions of material use and safety in studio practices and in healthcare environments
- Review healthcare protocol and invitation strategies for visual artists within a broad range of populations
- Summarize the value of artists’ outcomes in healthcare settings, unique from the creative art therapies.