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Healing Arts

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Healing Arts was established by CULTURUNNERS and the WHO’s Arts & Health Program in 2020, under the auspices of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary Programme (UN75), as a cultural call to action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on societal mental health.

It has since grown into a global campaign incorporating an international media campaign, charity auctions in partnership with Christie's, and a series of city activations advocating for improved physical, mental, and social health through the arts. Healing Arts activations to date have included institutional collaborations with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, The Art Newspaper, Venice Biennale, Christie’s, Tate, Brooklyn Museum, LA Opera, Institut du Monde Arabe, and Contemporary Art Museum Houston.

Healing Arts 2023 is produced by the Jameel Arts & Health Lab in partnership with the Open Mind Project.

Image Credit: Sutapa Biswas, Hospital Rooms commission for Garnet Ward

Global Activations

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Scotland, UK

A country-wide activation advocating for improved physical, mental and social health through the arts

Program Highlights

Healing Arts Venice in conversation with Ark Re-imagined

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General announcing the launch of the Healing Arts Auction Series, as part of the Healing Arts Initiative.