- What do artists/architects think about when creating a rehabilitation clinic in Haiti? How does that affect their design?
- How can an artist bring a community in Ghana together through her art?
- How do advocates for disabilities embrace universal design for the arts?
- Can a garden heal the soul?
- What role does music have in healing children?
About four years ago, thought leaders in arts and healthcare from Boston came together to think about arts and healing from different perspectives. The group named itself BACH, Boston Arts Consortium for Health, www.bachboston.org.
The members are leaders in the fields of music, neuroscience, medicine, music therapy, expressive therapy, and nursing, from Berklee College of Music, Harvard Medical School, Lesley University, Mt. Ida College, New England Conservatory of Music, and several other institutions and nonprofits. They meet every other month on a regular basis to share knowledge and best practices from different disciplines. The result has been enriching for all fields and a broadening of understanding about the ways the arts can heal.
On November 30 and December 1, BACH will present its 2nd Arts in Healthcare conference, which will be hosted by Lesley University, with several of its members presenting their work.
The conference will focus on how space can be transformed through the arts to heal the community, the individual, and physical space.
Topics will include:
- Finding Music in Healing Spaces (Friday)
- Arts in the Global Community (Friday)
- Arts in the CommonHealth: Engaging Creativity, Changing Expectations (Saturday)
- Healing by Design (Saturday)
For more information or to register for the conference visit