Arts, Health and Well-Being
We believe the arts can be instrumental in creating connection and community across our institution and can contribute to building resiliency. There is a rich landscape of arts, health and well-being programming at Johns Hopkins Medicine and University. We highlight a few of these programs here and welcome contributions to this page and to our events listings by contacting [email protected].
Peabody Arts in Health
In collaboration with partners across Johns Hopkins University and throughout the Baltimore community, the Peabody Institute has mobilized the arts to support individual and community health and well-being. Building upon scientific research and artistic practices, Peabody’s Arts in Health initiatives encompass education, research, and clinical and community practices which serve artists, arts administrators, patients and care partners, healthcare providers and administrators, and citizens in the Baltimore community.
When the Dust Settles
At Johns Hopkins Medicine, we believe that arts can be instrumental in helping us process and make meaning of our experiences, and feelings of grief and loss. Participating in collaborative, creative activities fosters connection, community and well-being.
March, An Original Poem
As we look for ways to reflect on the events of the past year, many of us have turned to writing, music, art and other creative mediums. Watch a video to hear Mia Scharper, communications manager for Johns Hopkins Medicine International, read her poem, March, accompanied by Peabody Institute cellist Lindsey Choung.
Honoring Our Pandemic Experiences
Using the Arts to Help Heal
The COVID-19 pandemic era brought new challenges for healthcare workers, and we need forums to process and grieve. The H.O.P.E. Initiative, which took place in 2021-2022, offered arts opportunities for our workforce to engage creatively in order to foster meaning making and healing. We are using lessons from H.O.P.E. to design staff support programming and to improve our outreach and inclusion strategies.
Meraki: A Creative Journal by Our Providers & Staff
Literally translated from Greek as "labor of love," Meraki's goal is to provide a stage for JHCP employees to share their passions through the written word and creative works. Read inspiring reflections, revel in museum-worthy artwork and get lost in original music pieces.
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Google Arts & Culture
This initiative features a toolkit of arts and culture activities for everyone, from the WHO’s Cultural 5 to breathing exercises with renowned opera singer Renée Fleming to a spoken word piece on mental health by teens from Chance the Rapper's youth empowerment charity, SocialWorks.