Artist-in-Residence Program

A Creative Outlet for Cancer Patients, Family Members, and Staff

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The Artist-in-Residence Program, a unique program of The Creative Center, Arts for People with Cancer, is housed at both NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Each center has an artist who works bedside and in small group settings with patients, family members, and staff in the inpatient and outpatient units.

The Artist-in-Residence Program engages patients and helps them express themselves creatively through drawing, painting, and collage-making. Patients who do not feel well enough to participate may direct the artist in creating a piece of work. Visitors and family members are encouraged to participate.

The program offers a multitude of benefits:

  • relief from anxiety
  • distraction from pain
  • respite from boredom
  • a safe outlet for emotions
  • extended contact and communication with hospital staff

Program History

NYU Medical Center Artist-in-Residence Program

The Artist-in-Residence Program at NYU Medical Center began in 2001 and expanded to include the Perlmutter Cancer Center in 2004. The program is a collaboration of:

Bellevue Hospital Center Artist-in-Residence Program

The Artist-in-Residence Program at Bellevue Hospital Center began in 2003 and expanded to include the Bellevue Cancer Center in 2006.

The program at Bellevue, is a collaboration of: