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Exploring the intersection of Art and Social Health

WHO SDG Decade of Action E BW

Jun 2021 - Dec 2022

Schedule of events

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Weds, 26 October, 7-9pm

Yazidi Cultural Archives

Anew digital archive created by Yazidi survivors of genocide,

A special event to launch the Yazidi Cultural Archives - highlighting the role of art in psychological recovery. The archives were created by 16 Yazidi women as a permanent record of at-risk Yazidi cultural traditions and to support the mental health and wellbeing of genocide survivors.




Fri 9 June 2021, 6pm CEST

L’Art Qui Guérit (Art That Heals)

Conversation between Pierre Lemarquis and Laure Mayoud at Librarie du Centre Pompidou

Neurologist Pierre Lemarquis and Laure Mayoud, psychologist and founder of Invitation à la Beauté, discuss Lemarquis' new nook, L’art Qui Guérit (Art that Heals), exploring art's profound, real-world benefits on our brains, taking readers on an art tour through the centuries, spanning the Paleolithic period until the end of the 20th century, interpreting works through the lens of their healing powers.


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Tues 29 June 2021, 4pm CEST

Healing Arts Charity Auction

Photographies at Christie's Paris

Featuring the work of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Joana Choumali, Photographies will be the third auction in The Future is Unwritten's Healing Arts Auction Series.

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UN Collaborators


Healing Arts Paris Producer

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Program Partners

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Media Partners

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Foundation Partners


Global City Activations: 2021-2022

London, Englad

A global COVID-19 response through the arts - specifically to address the growing mental health crisis. Activated as part of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Solidarity Series of Events.

Venice, Italy

In partnership with Ark Reimagined - the official selection of the Iraq pavilion in this year's Venice Architecture Biennale - Healing Arts Venice will explore the role of art in community healing and rehabilitation after major conflicts and mass trauma.

New York

New York, USA

Healing Arts New York will be a city-wide activation during this years historic UN General Assembly. Cultural venues across the city will be invited to imagine a post-pandemic world prioritizing health, art and sustainability.


Houston, USA

With a focus on societal health, Healing Arts Houston will explore the integration of the Arts in Medical Care and Education to engage a cross-sectional representation of Houston’s arts and health community.

New Delhi

New Delhi, India

Healing Arts will travel to New Delhi in early 2022 with an immersive program designed to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, and provide credible mental health resources in India.


Aspen, USA

A focus on mental and environmental health will shape a city-wide activation in Aspen. Collaborations with a range of the Aspen institutions will shape a global discussion in the local context.

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