The Coalition for Arts and Health
The Coalition for Arts and Health is a regional grassroots network of artists, healthcare providers, educational institutions, businesses, government, area organizations and individuals, working together to integrate the arts into health and wellness for the benefit of our community. Our mission is to promote creativity and the arts as commonly used tools in the pursuit of wellness and healing at all stages of life.
We do this by:
• Building a network that fosters partnerships and collaborations.
• Providing a platform for information exchange.
• Promoting and encouraging educational opportunities for artists and healthcare practitioners. • Advocating for funding and research.
Arts and health integration involves the applications of visual arts, theater, music, dance, environmental design, laughter and the literary arts to support health and wellness. Throughout the year, The Coalition for Arts and Health holds public forums highlighting these applications and the overall benefits of arts and health integration. In addition, we hold regular membership meetings to strengthen our community network, by advocating for increased arts and health integration opportunities, trainings, research and funding.
Any Given Child Initiative
The Sarasota County School District is a member of the Any Given Child program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the community participates in collaborative efforts to provide equity and access in arts education for all students.
A new version of the Artists In Schools program has been created by the Arts and Cultural Alliance. We invite you to consider submitting an application. To find out more information, please read the letter to artists and application (below). This program will bring new opportunities for Artists and Arts Educators to work in the Sarasota County Public Schools in 2012 and beyond.
Deadline Extended! The due date for applications is Monday, July 23, 2012.
Required training sessions will be held on August 2, 7, 16, and 22 from 4:30-6:30 pm. Two optional training sessions for help with writing will be held on August 28 and 30.