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Health and Safety

Cleveland is known for its strong health and human services sector. In addition, Cleveland has a very dynamic arts and culture scene. In a number of ways, the arts and health sectors are working together and improving our personal, and broader community’s, health and well-being. From expressive arts therapies and healthcare facility design to community public health engagement and arts-infused medical education, the arts and health sectors are coming together to benefit us in a number of ways at this Cleveland creative intersection.

Creative Minds in Medicine

White paper and case studies illustrating arts and health intersections in Cleveland. 2014

Cleveland is fortunate to be home to world-class healthcare and arts and culture assets. Increasingly, these sectors are developing creative intersections and partnerships which are impacting individual and community health and well-being. From expressive arts therapies and the design of healthcare environments to addressing public health issues and enriching medical education through the arts, Creative Minds in Medicine explores a broad range of Cleveland’s arts and health intersections and poses recommendations for strengthening them in the future. Learn more about this innovative work through six case studies, which demonstrate how Cleveland’s arts and health practitioners are creating positive outcomes for individuals while also leading our city to a healthier future. 

At Its Very Best

At Its Very Best is a commissioned short documentary by local artist, Donald Black Jr. Interviews begin to illustrate the impact of violence and what the arts can do in the lives of those affected by trauma. In partnership with Arts Cleveland, he interviews youth, educators, healthcare providers and public safety experts.