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Arts in Healing
The Kentucky Center Arts in Healing Program
The Kentucky Center partners with Kentucky's vibrant arts scene and Louisville's renowned healthcare providers, selecting professional local artists, providing them with intensive training from national and regional trainers, and designing individualized programs for healthcare facilities and programs around the needs of patients, family and staff.
The Kentucky Center brings instrumental music, vocal music, storytelling, dance, drama, and visual art to patients healing from substance abuse, movement disorders, the wounds of war, children recovering from physical and emotional abuse and abandonment, seniors embracing the end of life, families dealing with homelessness and patients undergoing cancer treatment. Benefits of the program include creative self-expression, relief from pain and anxiety, and empowerment in an environment where patients and families often have little control. Patients, health workers and caregivers have all praised the program for providing positive experiences during difficult times.
Arts in Healing partners include Our Lady of Peace, Nazareth Home, The Robley Rex VA Medical Center, the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Knox, Volunteers of America, The James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Frazier Rehabilitation Institute, Norton Audubon Hospital, Home of the Innocents, Catholic Charities, Seven Counties Services and Hope Scarves.
To learn more about The Kentucky Center Arts in Healing, contact Kristen Hughes, Director, (502) 566-5197.