the creative center

Medicine cures the body. But art heals the spirit.

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Dedicated to bringing the arts to people with cancer, chronic illness, and their caregivers, The Creative Center provides opportunities for creative expression within hospitals, clinics and community health sites throughout the New York metropolitan area.  

Through the Art Workshop Program, we offer daily visual, literary, and performing arts workshops, free-of-charge, both in-person and virtually. Our Hospital Artist-in-Residence Program, active in more than 11 hospital sites, offers individual and group arts instruction to patients, caregivers, and hospital staff. Our work also supports older adults across the aging spectrum to discover their own creative resources, while meeting the challenges of aging in senior centers, long-term care and geriatric facilities. Notably, we host an annual Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Arts-In-Healthcare and Creative Aging funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. 

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