Mayors' Institute on City Design

Arts on Prescription: A Field Guide for US Communities

Arts on Prescription: A Field Guide for US Communities” offers communities and organizations a roadmap for generating their own local and regional partnerships between health- and social care, and arts, culture, and nature resources. From the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine, the Mass Cultural Council, and lead author Tasha Golden, PhD, the guide presents a step-by-step approach to develop an arts on prescription program, supported by a collection of resources and case studies of existing arts on prescription models.

“This field guide can help communities unlock the power and potential of the arts and cultural assets right in their own backyard. Fueled by growing scientific evidence, health care practitioners are coming to understand the critical link between a community’s health and well-being and its artistic, creative, cultural, and aesthetic experiences.”

(Photo: Tasha Golden, PhD)

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