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Arts In Health Summer Intensive

Arts in Health Summer Intensive

Gainesville, FL June 2022, 2-Weeks TBD, Monday - Fridays
11am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm, EST (GMT-0500)

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Program Overview

For over 20 years, this world-renowned professional development program has supported creatives, from all walks of life, in exploring the roles of the arts in both healthcare and public health contexts. Our multi-modal, interdisciplinary program welcomes anyone, at all levels of experience, to learn how the arts can enhance health. While we will offer our 2021 programming exclusively online, the images above from previous years denote the kinds of activities and workshops we will experience—all adapted to a digital environment.

Let's use the arts to transform health.
Let's create a healthier world.

2021 Program Description

This program is organized across two different arts in health topic-specific weeks. You may choose to attend just one, or both weeks of the intensive

Week 1: Arts in Health Practice | June 14 - 18
  • Workshops on theoretical foundations, scope of practice, compassion fatigue and self-care, professionalism and professional pathways
  • Training in facilitating the arts in healthcare and community settings
  • Experiential workshops in the visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and narrative/storytelling
  • Opportunity to observe artists in residence in practice with the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program
  • Participation in the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program's Clinical Artist Rounds
Week 2: Program Planning & Administration | June 21 - 25
  • Workshops in various aspects of program administration, management and funding
  • Workshops in grant writing, research and evaluation methods
  • Workshops in healthcare design, installations and gardens
  • Program development workshops culminating in a pitch session; participants will create program or project plans using a logic model with the support of Center faculty
  • Virtual tour of UF Health Shands Hospital and Arts in Medicine programs
  • Participation in the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program's Clinical Artist Rounds
  • Arts in Health Panels, with clinicians and administrators from UF Health
Attend One or Both Weeks!

Participants may attend both weeks or a single week of their choice. While the intensive is best experienced as a comprehensive two-week program, each individual week provides substantial education and training. The intensive also includes online modules with additional training topics and resources.

2021 Program Details

Please review the following details before registering. For more information, contact the Center for Arts in Medicine at CAM@arts.ufl.edu or sign up for our newsletter.

What to Expect

You will embark on an engaging and highly experiential dive into the field of arts in health. Expect days filled with creative engagement, embodied learning, hands-on skill-building, and meaningful dialogue. Our faculty and presenters represent decades of collective experience, providing first-hand knowledge and insights into the world of arts in health. You will leave with a deeper knowledge of the field and an array of resources for developing or advancing careers that engage the arts in healthcare and public health settings. This co-creative experience builds a lasting network of peers who share your passion for using the arts to enhance health and wellbeing.

Registration & Costs


Space is limited; spots are available first-come, first-serve. UF AIM graduate students seeking graduate credit should not register using general public registration.


General Public Registration
For anyone interested in attending the Intensive for training, networking, and professional development in the field of arts in health.

  • Single Week - Partial Program
    • $750 for professionals / general public
    • $450 for college students
    • Choose Week 1 OR Week 2.
  • Two Weeks - Full Program
    • $1050 for professionals / general public
    • $700 for college students
    • Attend both Week 1 AND Week 2.

Registration is now closed for 2021. The registration fees above cover access to one or two weeks of intensive participation and online access to intensive specific resources for one year. This program does not offer CEUs, nor do the fees above cover tuition or academic credit.

Graduate Credit Registration
For current UF graduate students interested in attending the Intensive for graduate academic credit.

  • Three (3) Credit Hours
    • $1,980 + UF Distance Learning Fees
    • Must attend both Week 1 AND Week 2 of the intensive, live, online.
    • Must attend 8-week, asynchronous, online graduate course May 24 - July 16.
  • To register, email camadmissions@arts.ufl.edu by April 6, 2021 to reserve your graduate seat.
    • Graduate seats reserved first-come, first-serve. 
    • Elective counts toward the online MA in Arts in Medicine. 
    • MA summer admits may take this elective as their 1st class to satisfy their arts in medicine prerequisite.

The elective section for 2021 is now full. Tuition covers the Arts in Health Summer Intensive online graduate course, two weeks of intensive participation, and resource access for one year.

Who Attends

Anyone interested in using the arts to make a difference; both in the lives, and health, of others. Over the years, the Summer Intensive has served the following groups from around the world:

  • Artists and creatives
  • Health and public health professionals
  • Administrators
  • Students
  • Educators and researchers
  • Policy-makers
  • Advocates and activists
  • Community organizers
  • Social entrepreneurs

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Prospective Graduate Students & Applicants: You may register for either one or two weeks of the Arts in Health Intensive program at the general public rate to fulfill your pre-requisite requirements; you must contact camadmissions@arts.ufl.edu before registering.

Current Graduate Students: Do not register for the intensive on this page if you're seeking academic elective credit. Email your advisor or camadmissions@arts.ufl.edu to register for the intensive elective.

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