WHO WE ARE
Our mission is to bring deeply integrated arts and medicine initiatives to communities for educational workshops and awareness campaigns.
We envision a world where health is treated as an equally biological and humanistic experience, and where people use art and science as a means of collaboration instead of separation.
HOW IT WORKS
literacy awareness empathy
WE CARE ABOUT...
WE WORK WITH...
community health programs
hospitals & clinics
global health partners
socially-relevant documentary projects and promotional videos
medical art programs
TO CREATE WORKS
THAT INFORM EACH OTHER
AND ARE TAILORED TO
AND COMMUNITY NEEDS
Heightened awareness for your community or organization's health causes, which allow us to the support art therapy and advocacy projects for populations in need.
individual and group programming to improve quality of care and outcomes through art-based therapy focused on education, empathy building, self-improvement, and mental wellness
research, feedback, outcome and care quality, donations
SEE WHAT WE MEAN
We partnered with an organization in Chapel Hill, Neural Connections, which is showcasing Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area artists whose work is inspired by neuroscience, brain chemistry, and mental health for an exhibit of interactive activities for community members to learn more about the field of neuroscience and mental health.
A Women's Touch was a project developed within Duke Neurosurgery to highlight history and innovative work of women in neurosurgery.
"Life," which depicts major cells types of the human body, was completed by students from all disciplines who painted the mural at the Duke student center plaza, to be displayed in a dormitory. Students that correctly identified all the cell types were entered raffles to win posters of artwork from The Art Clinic, and the painting was used a pop-up teaching illustration for passersby and children in the community.
Using the artwork produced from our programming, we host "Empathy Galleries" to bring education about various illnesses and patient populations. Sponsoring a gallery allows organizations to receive donations from patrons visiting the gallery and brings awareness to their cause.
The Art Clinic partnered with Duke's Relay for Life and Public Health Brigades chapter to design a participatory "paint-by-number" style piece of abstract art to be auctioned to support Relay for Life and cancer research. The finished piece, shown on the right, features a bright color scheme that depicts the transition from healthy cells (in cool colors) to hyperplasic, and ultimately metastatic cancer cells (in warm colors), and was hand-painted by members of the RFL and Public Health Brigades
The Art Clinic facilitated the Duke Art of Science project sponsored by the Duke Student Government committee for facilities and the environment, which sought to beautify the newly opened West Campus Student Union building with artistic renditions and data visualizations of research labs at Duke created by student artists.