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Jameel Arts & Health Lab
Measurably improving health and wellbeing through the arts

About the Lab

The Jameel Arts & Health Lab, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), is a global initiative leveraging scientific evidence to drive the integration of the arts into mainstream healthcare. The Lab was co-founded by WHO Regional Office for Europe, NYU Steinhardt, Community Jameel and Culturunners.

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    Jameel Arts & Health Lab - Lancet Global Series on the Health Benefits of the Arts

    A landmark series focused on non-communicable diseases. Convened by the Lab, the series connects over 50 researchers and artists to present evidence on the value of the arts in clinical and public health.

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    Music and Motherhood

    A project exploring cultural considerations for arts and health interventions. In particular, using group singing for postpartum depression, which has been successful in the UK, in new contexts in Denmark, Italy, and Romania.

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  • Murals in Hospitals

    Research Project

    Hospital Murals Evaluation (HoME)

    The largest study of its kind, aiming to better understand the impact of murals in hospitals on patients, staff, and visitors, and to study murals across different cultural contexts in Nigeria, Slovenia, the UK, and the US.

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Latest Outreach

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    Healing Arts at Art Basel

    This panel discussion will mark the launch of a global healing arts initiative between the Jameel Arts & Health Lab in collaboration with the World Health Organization at Art Basel in Basel with speakers such as Refik Anadol, Noah Horowitz, among others.

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    Healing Arts Scotland

    Healing Arts Scotland will be the first-ever nationwide Healing Arts campaign, which will involve a week of celebrating and advocating for improved physical, mental and social health through the arts.

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    Healing Arts Atlanta

    Healing Arts Atlanta launched with a focus on Championing the Role of the Arts in addressing Racism as a Public Health Crisis. The event precedes a major convening of researchers, artists, community leaders and policy makers to discuss how the arts can heal the wounds of racial trauma.

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    Policy

    Arts, Mental Health, and Forced Displacement

    This WHO-Europe led policy brief outlines the existing evidence surrounding the arts and mental well-being for forcibly displaced people, providing case examples of arts interventions working at these intersections, and presents policy recommendations.

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Healing Arts 2024

A global campaign of city and country-wide activations, exhibitions, dialogues, and live events. Healing Arts socializes arts and health research to drive public engagement for the vital role of the arts in health.

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    12 June 2024

    Healing Arts Basel

    Basel, Switzerland

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  • CREED106255 hires

    19-23 August 2024

    Healing Arts Scotland

    Scotland

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    18-24 September 2024

    UNGA Healing Arts Week

    New York, USA

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    20 April / 7 October 2024

    Healing Arts Atlanta

    Atlanta, USA

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    11-22 November 2024

    COP29 Healing Arts Week

    Baku, Azerjaiban

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