DANCE 371SL: Artists in Healthcare: Collaborations and Complexities

Fall 2022

Instructor: Sarah Wilbur

The economically over-burdened U.S. health care system and extended life expectancies for older adults offer a unique opportunity for working artists to intervene in the rapidly expanding field of integrative art and health.

Through readings, interviews and field visits to a Durham-based intervention, students will consider the intersections of creative practice and healthcare and examine power imbalances and cultural sensitivities in hospitals, clinical care, assisted living and nonprofit community care contexts. The course culminates in student-driven case studies of local arts work and workarounds.

Interested students can learn more about earlier iterations of this course by watching this webinar.

Cross-listings
  • THEATRE 371SL
  • AAHVS 374SL
Curriculum Codes

ALP, CCI, CZ, EI, R