Welcome to Nemours’s Arts in Medicine (AIM) program, where local and international musicians and artists share their talents with our hospital community. Our AIM program strives to help transform the health care environment by providing patients and families with a variety of art experiences. The AIM program helps make the hospital experience feel less stressful by:
- beautifying the environment
- normalizing the hospital experience
- engaging people (patients, families, staff, visitors, etc.) in aesthetically pleasing activities
- providing comfort during challenging times
Our program includes volunteers, visiting artists and artists-in-residence who work in specialized roles with our creative arts therapists.
Creative Arts Volunteers
Volunteers are local amateur or professional artists and musicians who serve our hospital on a continuous basis. These volunteers are members of the Nemours’s hospital volunteer program. Also, they participate in a competency-based certification training led by our creative arts therapists. Once certified, volunteers enrich our healthcare environment by:
- providing arts/performance experiences at patients’ bedsides
- helping with supply management
- assisting with patient care interactions
- supporting the Creative Arts Therapy program
- facilitating in the development and implementation of our closed-circuit television programming
Visiting artists are national and international professional artists and musicians who serve our hospital for specific periods of time. They enhance our environment of care through beautification projects, temporary exhibits, performances and in services. Creative arts therapists oversee these artists’ orientations, supervision and project designs. These art experiences may benefit patients and families by providing them with positive distractions, educational experiences, community interactions and pleasing surroundings.
Artist-in-residence participants are experts within their field and have advanced insights into the healing power of the arts. These artists serve for a specified period of time and reside on the Nemours campus during their time of service. The creative arts therapists provide these artists with supervision, training and support in the development and implementation of their artistic programming. In exchange, these artists provide our hospital with specialized events, performances, exhibits and presentations. These experiences benefit our community by providing meaningful cultural exchanges, collaborative ventures and an advancement of cultural understanding.
Want to Learn More?
Those interested in applying to be a volunteer, visiting artist or artist-in-residence should email their name, contact information, statement of interest and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.