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Shift Change: AIM x WMBT Radio

Set your reminder and dial in for a WMBT-hosted radio show, “Shift Change”, by UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine! Shift Change is an hour-long radio program showcasing the song selections of fellow healthcare workers in the Gainesville, FL area. For the pilot shows, AIM and…

My Vibrant Island: A Coloring Book by Kinsey Bogart

UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine empowers pediatric patients to creatively tell their own stories. Working with professional artists, patients use the arts to normalize their hospital experience, find comfort, make meaning out of difficult circumstances, and to have fun! Often these engagements between artists and patients span the entire…

AIM is Hiring: Musician in Residence

UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine is seeking a part-time musician in residence to join our team of dynamic artists. Must understand music in a broad context and be able to adapt to and perform a variety of musical styles, specifically including pop, R&B, and gospel. Must possess excellent communication…

The Thriving Kind: Registration Now Open!

Registration for AIM program, the Thriving Kind, is now open! The virtual program is geared toward former patients or caregivers of the UF Health Shands community who are seeking continued connection with art and mindful movement. Registration will close October 7th. The workshop is free and materials are…

Theatre Connect: New Dates & Times

Theatre Connect Hybrid! Fall 2021 We welcome you to join our Fall 2021 cast of Theatre Connect Online! Register now for our 12th season of Theatre Connect; select your preference to attend in-person (Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville) or online (Zoom) when registering. We’ll rehearse various improv, role, movement, and…

Program Updates: Dance for MS and Dance for Life

Updated 9/7/21 The dance programs Dance for MS and Dance for Life have new times. Dance for MS: Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm (virtual) Dance for Life: Fridays 1:00-2:00pm (virtual) Questions? Email Whitney Wilson at wwilson@arts.ufl.edu or Arts in Medicine at artsinmedicine@shands.ufl.edu Read more about Arts in Medicine’s virtual…

New Program: The Thriving Kind

Updated May 14th, 2021 The Thriving Kind aims to create community, connection and self-nurturance through gentle mindful movement and art-making. This program is offered freely as a continuum of care to those previously hospitalized and living with chronic conditions. These 90 minute sessions are offered on the 2nd Saturday monthly…

Program Update: Qigong for Wellbeing’s new day, time, and name!

Qigong for Wellbeing, originally held Mondays at 5:30pm, has moved! Starting February 23rd, the class (now titled Midday Stretch & Renew) will be offered every Tuesday at 11:30am. The class remains free of charge and open to all, via Zoom (a free video-conferencing platform that allows our team to…

Artists’ Journals: Guest writer Betsy Fisher’s first installment

Betsy Fisher and her son, Marshal Artists in residence are often asked what it’s like to be an artist, musician, and/or writer working at the hospital bedside. So Arts in Medicine sought to outline their experiences through multimedia journal entries, written by the artists in residence, in a series titled…

Theatre Connect: Registration Now Open!

Theatre Connect ONLINE! Spring 2021 We welcome you to join our Spring cast of Theatre Connect Online! Register now for our third virtual season of Theatre Connect, via Zoom. We’ll rehearse various improv, role, movement, and story games along with other creative arts activities adapted for a virtual environment.