If you are an artist there are many unique opportunities where you can make a difference. You can share your talent and passion for creating art, fulfill your desire to bring your art to global audiences, and help others increase their well-being. These opportunities might include volunteering your services in art educational programs, donating your artwork to a charity or hospital, exhibiting your art through cause-related membership organizations, and sharing your images to be used where they will inspire others.
The Healing Power of ART & ARTISTS has a large database of 100 Art & Healing Organizations & Programs, many of which offer opportunities for artists to get involved. Their programs serve individuals, communities and society at large. Here are a few of the organizations from that directory that offer opportunities to improve your art career and your personal satisfaction.
Addiction And Art
Addiction And Art http://addictionandart.org/ shows the complexities of Addiction and Recovery through selected imagery on its site and also made available as downloads for use by schools, drug treatment centers, community organizations, addiction science professionals, medical professionals and the general public. Images are donated by artists to be shared for the good of mankind. Addiction and Art also presents exhibitions at professional substance abuse conferences and in local communities. Learn more.
The Art for Healing Foundation
The non-profit organization The Art for Healing foundation www.artforhealingfoundation.org/ brings the healing power of art to hospitals and wellness facilities, transforming otherwise sterile public and patient areas into inspiring environments that encourage a sense of serenity and hope for patients, their families, and healthcare providers.For more information concerning donating original art, you should contact them directly by telephone at 514-846-3811 for details or to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women Environmental Artists Directory (WEAD)
The purpose of WEAD weadartists.org is: “To provide information regarding the ecoart and social justice art fields to artists, curators, writers, art and public art administrators, educators in art and ecology, cross-disciplinary professionals and others.” Women artists, writers, and curators may become members. Registered Arts Professionals can create a WEAD Directory artist listing which includes uploading 10 photos, an artist statement, video, social media links, and becoming part of the WEAD search engine. Arts Professional memberships also have access to blogging, posting events, and using WEAD’s artist lightbox. Learn more.
The Art of Autism
This organization, The Art of Autism http://the-art-of-autism.com started by Debra Muzikar, an author, storyteller, and curator, is “about shifting perceptions and creating futures in the arts for those on the autism spectrum by creating collaborations and a support network for creatives on the spectrum.” The Art of Autism is accepting submissions from the U.S. and Canada with high-resolution art work for its 2016 Calendar featuring artists on the autism spectrum. Learn more.
Art on Wheels
Communities with limited access receive comprehensive arts programming from Art on Wheels www.artonwheels-va.org. Its intent is to make arts education accessible to all ages and abilities derived from co-founders Andrea and Kevin Orlosky’s personal, transformative and healing experiences in the arts. Art on Wheels is always in need of dedicated volunteers to assist with classes, help out with special events, and work in the Art on Wheels studio on upcoming projects. Learn more.
Photo Art in Hospitals
The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals was established in the U.S. by photographer Elaine Poggi, who turned her personal tragedy of the loss of her mother into a worldwide campaign to bring photos of nature to hospitals. Photographers of nature may donate their photographic artwork. Learn more.
For more information and opportunities visit our Art & Healing Organizations & Programs.