Hancock Center For Creative Arts Therapies - Arts in Health

Arts in Health

Arts in Health is a field dedicated to using the power of the arts to enhance health and well-being in diverse institutional and community contexts.

Comprised of many subfields and affiliated fields, Arts in Health supports health as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

— Arts, Health, & Well-being in America, NOAH, 2017


Founded in 1983, our non-profit organization works closely with local organizations and professionals, receiving referrals from social service agencies, hospitals, community programs, educational facilities, and mental health providers. Arts in Health is Hancock Center’s Community and Public Health branch. Hancock Center offers workshops, training, consultations with research organizations, and collaborations with community partners.  

New workshops and partnerships will be announced in 2024 to celebrate our 40th anniversary!