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International Piano Festival

UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine is proud to partner with the University of Florida’s School of Music for 2019’s International Piano Festival. Arts in Medicine and the UF School of Music will host two special performances in the UF Haalth Shands Children’s Hospital (North Tower) and the UF Health…

AIM Artist in Residence’s Global Impact

We are proud to announce that UF Health Artist in Residence Sarah Hinds has been awarded the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship Reciprocal Exchange Award sponsored by the US Department of State. Through this program, Sarah will travel to Nigeria in West Africa to collaborate with Mandela…

18th Annual Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive

The 18th Annual Arts in Medicine Summer Intensive has arrived! The UF Center for Arts in Medicine and UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine programs are proud to host the Summer Intensive this year from May 6th-May 17th. The Intensive is a comprehensive training program for artists, health professionals, administrators,…

Marshal’s pARTy Opening Reception and Exhibit

Join UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine in celebrating the original works by Marshal Fisher. Marshal was an osteosarcoma patient at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital from 2014-2018, and utilized art in all its forms throughout adversity. This whimsical collection demonstrates his passion for art making, and honors…

UF Guitar Ensemble Concert

Join us for the UF Guitar Ensemble concert in the UFHealth Shands Atrium on April 9th, 2019 from 1:15-2:15pm. This is a unique opportunity to hear a large group of guitarists playing together in one space, so grab a coffee or your lunch and join us for this free performance!…

AIM Kids

AIM Kids is an arts & crafts workshop for pediatric inpatients, held in Pediatric Playrooms at UF Health Shands, Wednesdays 1:30-3:30pm, and Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm. The workshops are led by a Visual Arts Artist in Residence, often with assistance from AIM volunteers, with each workshop activity tailored to…

Music Referrals

Musicians in Residence are professional musicians from the community trained specially to provide musical experiences to patients at the bedside. Visits from a musician in residence can include performances of specifically requested songs, the musicians’ original works, or a calming background melody. The patient and the musician have…

Visual Art Referrals

Visual Artists in Residence are professional artists employed by Arts in Medicine to visit patients at the bedside, facilitating creative art activities of their choosing, with their condition and capabilities in mind. These activities can be anything from painting a canvas, molding a paper-clay figure, origami, and more.