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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. The initiative incorporates 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 is produced by CULTURUNNERS in collaboration with Arts & Health @ NYU as part of the World Health Organization’s Solidarity Series of Events. The initiative was launched in 2020 as part of the United Nations' 75th Anniversary Programme (UN75).
Image Credit: Sutapa Biswas, Hospital Rooms commission for Garnet Ward
Centered around a major conference, 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.
The Indian chapter of Healing Arts launches with a special program and exhibition organized by The Art Lab in collaboration with Nila House.
A two-day program highlighting the scale and scope of our global mental health crisis, advances in neurobiological research, and examples of cultural practices which address public health concerns.
Healing Arts New York was a city-wide activation launched during this years historic UN General Assembly. Cultural venues across the city were invited to imagine a post-pandemic world prioritizing health, art and sustainability.
In partnership with Ark Re-imagined - the official national pavilion of Iraq in this year's Venice Architecture Biennale - Healing Arts Venice explored the role of art in community healing and rehabilitation after major conflicts and mass trauma.
Launching to coincide with Christie's major photography sale in June 2021, Healing Arts Paris convenes 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.