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As the world emerges from the greatest health challenge to the human race in a century, Healing Arts is a cultural call-to-action in response to COVID-19 and the global mental health crisis in its wake. The initiative incorporates an international media campaign, charity auctions in partnership with Christie's, and a series of city activations advocating for improved mental, social and environmental health through the arts.
Healing Arts is produced by CULTURUNNERS as part of the World Health Organization’s Solidarity Series of Events. The initiative was launched in 2020 in partnership with the WHO Foundation and World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, as part of the United Nations' 75th Anniversary Programme (UN75).
Image Credit: Sutapa Biswas, Hospital Rooms commission for Garnet Ward
Launch of 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.
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.
To coincide with Christie's major photography sale in June, Healing Arts Paris will convene the art, health and policy world for high-level discussions on the role of culture in shaping a healthier society in the wake of Covid-19.
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.
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.
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.