The Art of Elysium
January 31, 2011
As a professional with twenty five years' experience running art therapy and arts education programs in hospital settings, I can say that The Art of Elysium is a truly unique organization that fills a huge gap. With funding for therapeutic and educational arts program at an all-time low, the hundreds of volunteer artists and performers that The Art of Elysium trains and brings into hospitals are the often the only link that so many ill youth have to creative expressive experiences. It's a terrific, responsive organization truly committed to humanizing the healthcare environment and making a direct impact on bettering quality of life not only for pediatric patients, but for their families and medical staff as well!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Every week, observing the programming they provide for pediatric patients of all ages.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I only wish they could double the frequency of their hospital workshops - they are terrific!
Professional with expertise in this field & I volunteer with the organization and also work for a hospital that they bring programming to.