Why We Need the Humanities To Improve Health Care


Why We Need the Humanities To Improve Health Care

Creative Minds in Medicine

Hi Kim,
I hope you are doing well. We spoke some months ago about the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC’s) efforts to analyze the arts and health intersections taking place in Cleveland. I thought you might be interested to see our recently released white paper, Creative Minds in Medicine:
Our white paper provides a more qualitative discussion of Cleveland’s arts and health intersections; we plan to adapt your survey protocol in the coming months to supplement this paper with more quantitative information about what’s happening here.
Thank you again for taking the time to talk to me about your efforts.

Kristin Puch
Director of Research and Advancement, x124
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture
1900 Superior Avenue, Suite 130, Cleveland, OH 44114 
p: 216.575.0331  f: 216.575.0332

Creative Minds in Medicine

Two Arts in Healing Opportunities

Cancer, Courage


Living Art of Montana – Missoula Workshops

We provide a comfortable nurturing environment. With respect
for your privacy and to allow for building relationships, it is a
closed group (not a drop-in).

FALL WORKSHOP • Tuesdays September 27 – November 15, 2011
Register by Thursday September 22, 2011
5:30 – 7:30 pm
(September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15)
SPRING WORKSHOP • Wednesdays February 1- March 21, 2012
Register by Thursday January 26, 2012
5:30 – 7:30 pm
(February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21, 2012)
This workshop is provided free of charge. CCC is made
possible through the generous donations of businesses,
individuals and volunteers. Donations are not expected but
always appreciated. If you are interested in donating to this
program please contact us.

Living Art Studio

Youpa Stein, MA, RDT
Director Living Art of Montana
406.549.5329 or
Visit livingartofmontana.org or
Warehouse Mall • 725 W Alder, Ste 17 • Missoula, MT 59802
Email ysteinprograms@livingartofmontana.org

Creative Connections
for Cancer Survivors

Living Arts of Montana –Missoula Workshops

3rd Wednesday of Each Month 12—1:30pm

This is a once a month opportunity for cancer
survivors to express themselves through the arts
find connections to self, others and nature.

September 21
Guest Facilitator: Char Houska, RN ~
Breast Care Coordinator, St. Patrick
Title: “Flower Pounding: The Use of
Flowers to Dye Fabric or Paper”
Description: Flower pounding is a
traditional technique for transferring leaf &
flower patterns, colors, and shapes to cloth or
paper. You can produce beautiful designs
quickly & easily, with a hammer, fabric or
paper, a few flowers, leaves and/or grasses.

October 19
Guest Facilitator: Michelle Weaver
Knowles, RNC, BSN ~ Certified Breast
Health Navigator at Montana Breast Health
at Community Medical Center
Title: Shibori Dyed Silk Scarves
Description: Shibori is a Japanese word for
methods of dyeing by binding, stitching,
folding, twisting, compressing or capping.
Patterns are created by the type of fabric and
how you manipulate it. Your silk scarf will
be finished at the completion of the workshop
& you can call yourself a fiber artist!

Call if you can ~ it helps with our supply planning ~ 549-5329 or just drop-in for the workshop
Living Art Studio 725 W. Alder, #17 (Warehouse Mall, Missoula)
ysteinprograms@livingartofmontana.org or

See their website for other workshops and dates.

Montana Healthcare Providers

Please participate in the Montana Arts Council
Arts in Healthcare Research Survey

Help us to gather important information from those who work in medical professions, and other related fields such as: art therapy, services to senior citizens and patient recovery groups, hospice organizations and sheltered workshops. We are interested in hearing from anyone working with special populations in Montana.
Respond to this important research today!

Direct Care Providers use this link:

Healthcare Administrators use this link:

Please share this request with your colleagues.
To learn more about this survey and why your state arts council is gathering information from medical and art professionals, please visit our website at:

Research SURVEY OPEN until August 31, 2011

Montana Healthcare Providers

Arts in Healthcare and Healing

CCC Workshop Participant with her mask Dec. 2010

Cancer, Courage & Creativity:
an eight-week workshop in Missoula

  • When: March 3,10, 17,24, 31 and
    April 7, 21, 28, 2011
    Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30pm
  • Cost: No Charge,
    Donations appreciated.
  • Who: For people who have
    or have had cancer.
  • Where: Living Art Studio
    The Warehouse Mall
    725 W. Alder, Ste. #17

Using the arts and nature to support healing since 1993

Call to Register by March 2 , 2011

Youpa Stein, Director of Living Art of Montana

“The Living Art workshop made me
realize I have more choices about how
to face illness and heal and live with
hope. I am not alone on this journey.”

Arts in Healthcare and Healing


Around the world, the arts are finding their way into healthcare settings in ever more diverse ways.

Patients, their families, staff, direct care providers, administrators and those protecting the financial bottom-line, are discovering that there are a variety of real benefits to this. The Montana Arts Council has embarked on an online survey project to inventory the state of the arts and healthcare in Montana to determine where our technical and financial assistance might best be directed. We will survey artists, arts organizations, medical direct-care providers and administrators of healthcare settings separately.

As an Artist, Direct Care Provider, Administrator of a Montana healthcare facility, or Arts Organization, we will be inviting you to participate in this research. Your inside help is key to establishing an accurate picture of our state and we would appreciate your assistance and expertise. The first two online surveys, for Artists and Arts Organizations, are now open for responses. The remaining Direct Care Provider and Healthcare Administrator surveys will follow soon. The online survey will take approximately 10-12 minutes and all responses will be anonymous.

TO PARTICIPATE, please go to:

Questions or Comments, Please contact:
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Executive Assistant & Percent-for-Art Manager


Call For Submissions for the Gene D. Cohen Research Award in Creativity and Aging

The Gene D. Cohen Award, sponsored by the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), recognizes and honors the seminal work of Dr. Gene Cohen, whose research in the field of creativity and aging has shifted the conceptual focus from a problem paradigm to one of promise and potential. Dr. Cohen has inspired us to approach longevity asking what wonders can be achieved, not in spite of age, but because of age. The award is presented annually to a professional whose research in the field of creativity and aging demonstrates these positive attributes.

Deadline for Nomination
Monday, August 2, 2010

• A formal nomination letter
• A brief statement (maximum 500 words) detailing how the nominee meets the
criteria of the award
• Research Abstract
• Peer review articles or other related documents
• Up to 2 letters of support

In order to nominate someone for the Gene D. Cohen Award in Creativity and Aging, please send your nomination packet to awards@geron.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the subject of “Gene D. Cohen Award Nomination – NOMINEE NAME HERE.” Please remember to substitute your nominee’s name in the subject.

Visit the GSA Website at: http://www.geron.org/or the NCCA Website at:http://creativeaging.squarespace.com/gene_cohen_award/ or contact info@creativeaging.org for more information.

Call For Submissions for the Gene D. Cohen Research Award in Creativity and Aging