Measurably improving health and wellbeing through the arts
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The Jameel Arts & Health Lab has been established by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe, the Steinhardt School at New York University, Community Jameel, and CULTURUNNERS. Focused on overlooked and underserved communities, the lab will coordinate and amplify scientific research into the effectiveness of the arts in improving health and wellbeing. Leveraging data, artist-led advocacy and a global ‘Healing Arts’ campaign, the Lab will drive policy implementation across 193 UN member states.

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COP28 Arts, Health & Climate Reception honouring the Lab and hosted by Community Jameel and the WHO Foundation | December 3, 2023

Attendees included Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Fady Jameel, Christopher Bailey Toyin Sankari, George Richards and Anil Soni

Arts & Health Round-table hosted by the Saudi Ministry of Health as part of Healing Arts Arabia Week in partnership with Aeon Collective, Riyadh | October 23, 2023

Lab Co-Director Christopher Bailey making opening remarks at the Roundtable

Music & Motherhood Gathering hosted by WHO Europe at UN City, Copenhagen | 6 October 2023

Lab Co-Director, Nils Fietje moderating a panel

Sir Jeremy Farrar, Cheif Scientist at the WHO, at Carnegie Hall | September 20, 2023

"For too long we have seen Science and the Arts as separate endeavors. But these silos were not always so. Through much of human history, the creative interface of different disciplines has been a catalyst for both innovation and healing. So I am delighted that this Jameel Arts & Health Lab - Lancet global series will show the scientific basis of the arts’ role in health with rigor, and help position artists and scientists as necessary partners towards health and well-being for all."

WHO75 Well-being Concert at Carnegie Hall as part of UNGA Healing Arts Week in New York | September 20, 2023

Multi-Grammy award-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato accompanied on Piano by Assistant Conductor at the Metropolitan Opera, Howard Watkins. Photo courtesy @londonisburning

Lab Co-Director, Dr. Nisha Sajnani, speaking at the inaugural Global South Arts & Health week in Cairo | September 24, 2023

WHO75 Healing Arts Concert at Victoria Hall, Geneva | 8 April 2023

Pictured: Pretty Yende; Renée Fleming; L'Orchestre des Nations

National Arts in Health Week at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Lagos | 8 - 14 May 2023

Pictured: Christopher Bailey, Jameel Arts and Health; Dr. Nisha Sajnani, Jameel Arts and Health Lab; Oyindamola Fakeye, National Arts in Health Week Nigeria Chair; Olayinka Enahoro; Peter Oluwadare (center) and the Arts in Medicine Orchestra

Creative Brain Week at Trinity College, Dublin | 6-11 March 2023

Jameel Arts & Health Lab Signing Ceremony at WHO Europe Headquarters, UN City, Copenhagen | December 2022

Pictured from left: Rob Butler (WHO), Katrine Bach Habersaat (WHO), Nils Fietje (WHO), Cléa Daridan (Community Jameel), George Richards (Community Jameel), Hans Kluge (WHO), Dr. Nisha Sajnani (NYU Steinhardt), Christopher Bailey (WHO), and Stephen Stapleton (CULTURUNNERS)


2023/24 PRESS

Arts4Us, Newsletter Press Release, 27 March 2024
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Christopher Bailey interviewed on Irish Television, Creative Brain Week 2024
WHO Europe
, Singing, Breathing, Coping, 14 Dec 2023
The Art Newspaper, Could the Arts be good for your Health?, 12 Dec 2023
Parliament Magazine, The Art of Wellbeing, 12 Dec 2023
Arab News, COP28 Healing Arts Week, 5 Dec 2023
WHO News
, Lancet Series Launch, 25 Sept 2023
Euro News
, Culture & Mental Health, 22 Jun 2023
, National Arts & Health Week Nigeria, 9 May 2023
WHO News
, WHO75 Healing Arts Concert, 8 Apr 2023
The Art Newspaper
, Lab Launch, New York, 6 Mar 2023
Arab News
, Lab Launch, New York, 2 Mar 2023
AlArabiya News
, Lab Launch, New York, 1 Mar 2023


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The Jameel Arts and Health Lab does not allow indirect costs for projects that it funds.


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